I'm a long time Java programmer and I'm considering switching my
consulting business to Rails. The only shopping cart solution out
there I could find is Substruct. Substruct is ok but it differs
significantly from my own personal goal of creating a shopping cart
that can be easily integrated into a custom website.
The goal is to create a shopping cart that could be used by
experienced Rails programmers. It wouldn't do 100% of what you need
but I've never seen a shopping cart that didn't need to be tweaked.
So this would be something that would contain all of the basics:
inventory management and organization, shopping cart and checkout
process, gateway integration and reporting. It would be technically
possible to run it as a standalone website but it would be pretty
generic looking. The idea is that the end user would customize some
of the views and styling.
I will have a very rough cut of the code in a week or so but I could
obviously use some help. If we get the right people involved this
will be a very useful product. Please contact me if you're
interested. Please only respond if you have a serious amount of time
to dedicate to this. You don't have to be a Rails guru (I'm
definitely not) but significant web app experience would be helpful.