It appears that the only functional Rails shopping cart is Substruct. http://substruct.subimage.com/ There's boxcart but that looks dead. Substruct is frozen against Rails 1.1.6. I'd prefer to work with something that works against edge Rails and uses REST. I also don't like the engine approach. So, any thoughts on either forking or creating a new shopping cart? I'm at RailsConf if anyone wants to discuss this in person. Joe Van Dyk
on 2007-05-18 21:41
on 2007-05-18 22:55
Joe, Sounds like maybe you've discovered an opportunity for an open source project. - develop a plan - write some use cases - startup an open source project - get some code contributors As for me I've never really been big on the "canned" solutions, for things like shopping carts. Rails makes them so easy to create that I would just make my own anyway. But, if there is a real need out there for this, then I would guess finding some contributors shouldn't be all that difficult. Such projects just need an evangelist to organize and make them happen.
on 2007-05-18 23:36
On May 18, 1:54 pm, Robert Walker <rwalker...@gmail.com> wrote: > As for me I've never really been big on the "canned" solutions, for > things like shopping carts. Rails makes them so easy to create that I > would just make my own anyway. But, if there is a real need out there > for this, then I would guess finding some contributors shouldn't be > all that difficult. Have you made a full-featured shopping cart application? They're not trivial to make. Rails does make it easy, but there's a lot involved regardless. I figure that a well written shopping cart application would make a good starting point for a lot of people. Joe
on 2007-05-18 23:50
On May 18, 2:35 pm, Joe Van Dyk <joevan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > - get some code contributors > > I figure that a well written shopping cart application would make a > good starting point for a lot of people. > > Joe > > > Such projects just need an evangelist to organize and make them > > happen. I'm proud to announce the non-release of Tangamart! http://tangajoe.googlecode.com/svn/tangamart/ Go download it today! Initial features will be what I need: -- RESTful design. I need to be able to have this work with other systems. -- Integration with authorize.net and fedex. The design should make it possible to use Paypal, UPS, USPS, etc, but I'm not going to implement them. -- Uses rspec and zentest. Heavily tested. -- Very simple CMS.
on 2007-05-19 06:27
Good for you! I've got several ideas bouncing around in my head. I guess I just need to get on the ball and make them happen. Keep it up. -- Nathan Garza AshLeaf Media | Director of Technology Innovations _________________________________________________________ www.ashleafmedia.com | email@example.com | 832.514.5726
on 2007-05-19 07:17
Shh.... We're readying a release that works on 1.2 and many new features will be announced in the coming months. ;) - Substruct Mafia......... On 5/18/07, Joe Van Dyk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I'm at RailsConf if anyone wants to discuss this in person. > > Joe Van Dyk > > > > > -- -------------------- seth at subimage interactive ----- http://www.subimage.com http://sublog.subimage.com ----- http://www.getcashboard.com http://dev.subimage.com/projects/substruct