[thelist] Question: E-commerce solution

Beau Hartshorne beau at members.evolt.org
Wed Aug 22 12:02:25 CDT 2001


For what it sounds like you want to achieve, you may be better off hiring
someone to design a custom application for your company. If you do find a
free (open source) application that almost does what you need, you will at
least need to know how the language works in order to modify it to suit your

A good place to look for open source apps is Source Forge. Many of the best
are written in php/mysql. They should not be too difficult to port over to
Oracle. Here's their URL:

And this is where you'll find everything you ever wanted know about PHP:

and mysql:



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[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Catherine Giayvia
Sent: August 22, 2001 8:48 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Question: E-commerce solution

Hi all,

I'm researching an e-commerce solution for my company. We need something as
flexible as possible, which would allow us to not only design the look of
the storefront, but also be hosted by us, and allow us to inventory to our
own oracle database. If it were to be hosted elsewhere, we would at least
need it to be remotely administerable. We're flexible in terms of server
platforms, having both Unix and NT to work with. I don't know a lot about
E-commerce, so any advice would be much appreciated. If there isn't a
package to suit our needs out there, we'd also be interested in a
development kit. I'm nearly overwhelmed by the plethora of software that's
out there, so I'm really hoping that someone can help to narrow it down for

Thanks mucho,


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