Help Request for our Webshop

Vincent imnotb at
Sun Sep 23 16:02:47 CEST 2007

On 23/09/2007, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at> wrote:
> Am 23.09.2007 um 10:21 schrieb Krzysztof Kajkowski:
> > 2007/9/23, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at>:
> >>
> >> The "standard" Open Source Web Shop is OSCommerce (http://
> >>
> >>
> >> The only requirements it does not solve are
> >> * it is witten in PHP
> >> * it has its own database model
> >
> > Hi! Recently I'm running a one-person project on oscommerce and the
> > deeper I get inside the code the more I see what a piece of ugly
> > written software this is... Each file is a  mixture  of HTML, PHP and
> > even SQL. There are no templates, no MVC nor other model, code is
> > buggy, unmaintened and uses PHP classes like tables. It's a software
> > that stuck in time five years ago... I would never do anything in
> > oscommerce again.
> I guess that is the reason why Sean asked for something new
> preferably without PHP.
> In PHP it is much easier to mix everything than to use a clear MVC
> concept (although
> someone could argue that a single PHP script contains all M=MySQL,
> V=HTML, C=PHP)...

If you make use of a PHP framework then it is perfectly possible to use a
clear MVC concept.

Let's hope they find a solution that is better and does not draw too
> much from the
> development budget and time they have. Developing something new from
> scratch would
> IMHO also be a waste of resources and does not guarantee that it is
> finished within
> a reasonable timeframe (e.g. October where we all await new devices
> to ship :-).

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