|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
shopping cart implementationby silent11 (Vicar)
|on Sep 16, 2002 at 18:44 UTC||Need Help??|
silent11 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
this post may be OT. read at your own risk.
We've all read posts here about people wanting 'out of the box' shopping cart solutions written in perl. I have no intention of being one of those posters today. But lets face it, a lot can be learned from building an application such as a shopping cart. I have often entertained the idea of writing my own solution to the shopping cat dilemma. I am still undecided as to weather or not I will, but I do have a few questions regarding shopping cart systems; not on the code level, but a higher level.
What I was hoping to do was to explain how I think a shopping cart should work and possibly you more experienced monks could correct me where my logic is off. So here goes nothing.
I'd also like to hear about pitfalls others have made out there while building similar types of apps. What should I be looking for? What shouldn't I be looking for? Do I roll my own? Do I use an 'out of the box' solution? I'm sure each of you have gone through the same thing I am going through right now. What was your experience?
Thanks in advance.