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#1 User is offline   Mayank Singhai 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 12:09 PM

Hello, We have released WhatACart, an open source ecommerce platform based on yii2 framework. Please check http://whatacart.com for details around the features.


Here is the linkedin post.


Your feedback is most welcome.
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 02:48 PM

Good timing. I have a Magento installation looking for a new home.

I don't have a lot of experience with Yii2 yet. I see your folder structure does not follow the advanced or basic pattern. I wonder if it just grew out of a Yii1 project, or if you have decided on this particular layout based on your own experience.

It would take a lot of code skimming or studying to discover the assumptions we'd need to be aware of, in order to depend on https://github.com/u...e/usniframework ...the readme is one sentence to describe an entire framework

For starters, I wouldn't know what to configure for a web root(s) in nginx. Yes I found the likely 2 (of 14) entry points named index.php, but I wouldn't want to configure the nginx webserver without knowing for sure the intended usage for the main folders (looks like the entire project is available off the front end webroot).

It looks very good. Nice and simple at this point. Impressive.

But no discussion of documentation of the supporting framework means too much time reverse engineering and learning where things are and what devil is in which detail.
Good docs are always the killer ;(

I know I'm being a pussy. Sure I can figure it out. Bet there are good reasons for it all. It's just code fatigue on my part. No docs = No deal.

It was not obvious from the site where the line between open source and commercial product may fall in the future. Clearly there is a team/firm in India behind the product.

Just a first impression....
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:36 PM

View PostMayank Singhai, on 05 November 2016 - 12:09 PM, said:

We have released WhatACart, an open source ecommerce platform based on yii2 framework


Looks like a lot of work has been done. The first impresion of the admin panel is quite good.

Why don't you publish it on GitHub? I would really be more convinced to give it a try when I see what is under the mask. The second thing of publishing it somewhere, is possibility to debug the codebase (by more than one, two developers) to make it more safe, clear etc. The 3rd advantage of publishing the codebase as a public repository is visibility of the project's life time what is very important (or maybe, even the most important).
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:45 PM

It's there. See my post above yours for a link.. The framework is on gutHib, whatacart is on bitBucket. All source available for forking etc
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

Hello Steward,

I am really thankful for your open feedback. Yes I know documentation is missing and that is a fact without documentation, it is difficult to reverse engineer. We have starting documentation but its not in order. We are working on release 1.1.0 and all the resources are deployed at it. To be honest we have resource crunch. But after release 1.1.0, we would be working on documentation. Meanwhile we have started writing few blogs and would keep on doing so at url blog[dot]whatacart[dot]com.

View Poststeward, on 19 November 2016 - 02:48 PM, said:

Good timing. I have a Magento installation looking for a new home.

I don't have a lot of experience with Yii2 yet. I see your folder structure does not follow the advanced or basic pattern. I wonder if it just grew out of a Yii1 project, or if you have decided on this particular layout based on your own experience.

It would take a lot of code skimming or studying to discover the assumptions we'd need to be aware of, in order to depend on https://github.com/u...e/usniframework ...the readme is one sentence to describe an entire framework

For starters, I wouldn't know what to configure for a web root(s) in nginx. Yes I found the likely 2 (of 14) entry points named index.php, but I wouldn't want to configure the nginx webserver without knowing for sure the intended usage for the main folders (looks like the entire project is available off the front end webroot).

It looks very good. Nice and simple at this point. Impressive.

But no discussion of documentation of the supporting framework means too much time reverse engineering and learning where things are and what devil is in which detail.
Good docs are always the killer ;(

I know I'm being a pussy. Sure I can figure it out. Bet there are good reasons for it all. It's just code fatigue on my part. No docs = No deal.

It was not obvious from the site where the line between open source and commercial product may fall in the future. Clearly there is a team/firm in India behind the product.

Just a first impression....

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

Hello,

Initially we have released it on bitbucket. But we have got many requests to publish it on github thus we have released it on github as well. So both bitbucket and github has the same release and are in sync.

View Postitma, on 19 November 2016 - 03:36 PM, said:

Looks like a lot of work has been done. The first impresion of the admin panel is quite good.

Why don't you publish it on GitHub? I would really be more convinced to give it a try when I see what is under the mask. The second thing of publishing it somewhere, is possibility to debug the codebase (by more than one, two developers) to make it more safe, clear etc. The 3rd advantage of publishing the codebase as a public repository is visibility of the project's life time what is very important (or maybe, even the most important).

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 12:01 PM

View PostMayank Singhai, on 29 November 2016 - 11:46 AM, said:

Hello,

Initially we have released it on bitbucket. But we have got many requests to publish it on github thus we have released it on github as well. So both bitbucket and github has the same release and are in sync.


Excellent! Keep doing the great work!
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 02:29 AM

Good work
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:28 AM

Good job. Would some other payment options be implemented?
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:38 AM

Looks promising.

Can I ask if this project is still active? I am using Shopify right now and it's limitations have left me wanting to move to a more complete solution. I would be more than happy to contribute to it's development if I could... mainstream solutions like Shopify, Woocommerce etc just aren't up to scratch for my needs.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:57 PM

View Poststeward, on 19 November 2016 - 02:48 PM, said:

Good timing. I have a Magento installation looking for a new home.

I don't have a lot of experience with Yii2 yet. I see your folder structure does not follow the advanced or basic pattern. I wonder if it just grew out of a Yii1 project, or if you have decided on this particular layout based on your own experience.

It would take a lot of code skimming or studying to discover the assumptions we'd need to be aware of, in order to depend on https://github.com/u...e/usniframework ...the readme is one sentence to describe an entire framework

For starters, I wouldn't know what to configure for a web root(s) in nginx. Yes I found the likely 2 (of 14) entry points named index.php, but I wouldn't want to configure the nginx webserver without knowing for sure the intended usage for the main folders (looks like the entire project is available off the front end webroot).

It looks very good. Nice and simple at this point. Impressive.

But no discussion of documentation of the supporting framework means too much time reverse engineering and learning where things are and what devil is in which detail.
Good docs are always the killer ;(

I know I'm being a pussy. Sure I can figure it out. Bet there are good reasons for it all. It's just code fatigue on my part. No docs = No deal.

It was not obvious from the site where the line between open source and commercial product may fall in the future. Clearly there is a team/firm in India behind the product.

Just a first impression....


Indeed it looks like the project evolved from yii 1
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:24 AM

View PostMayank Singhai, on 29 November 2016 - 11:46 AM, said:

Hello,

Initially we have released it on bitbucket. But we have got many requests to publish it on github thus we have released it on github as well. So both bitbucket and github has the same release and are in sync.


Hi Mayank,


I came across whatacart, I'm a Yii2 expert and I've been working with opencart as my ecommerce plateform for customers. I'd just like to ask what your plan is for whatacart. If it's long term, I'd like see if I can start switching because I still am not happy with opencart's programming. Don't like the 7000 line pages.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:26 AM

View PostU4EA, on 10 February 2017 - 05:38 AM, said:

Looks promising.

Can I ask if this project is still active? I am using Shopify right now and it's limitations have left me wanting to move to a more complete solution. I would be more than happy to contribute to it's development if I could... mainstream solutions like Shopify, Woocommerce etc just aren't up to scratch for my needs.


Just from a business angle, could you PM me what the limitations are of shopify. They do a very good sales job and I'll like to know what I could do better to bring customers from shopify to our business.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

Off the top of my head, the two most annoying things are the 100 variant limit and the lack of sub collections - they only way you can create "sub collections" is by using tags (yes, really).

Another thing is the search functionality is poor. It picks up everything in titles, tags, descriptions etc but gives no way of prioritising/sorting how the results are displayed.
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