Kostas Lps wrote:
i want to implement a shopping cart i my application for ordering
books (this will
work only in localhost not in production). Is there any tutorial
explaining how can this be done?? Or any good plugin with
I dont want to use shopping cart from the book Agile Web Development
with rails because its too complicated. Anything else that you can
Thanx in advance
That one is actually a fairly easy shopping cart to implement. There
are a lot of things you need to consider before reaching out for this.
You have to consider what payment gateway you will be using, whether or
not it will be encrypted or not, how you will handle cart sessions when
they leave your site and return.
It's not an easy thing to do. I started with the shopping cart from
agile rails, changed and manipulated it for my own ideas, and a good IPN
gateway screencast are the episodes 141 - 143 from Ryan Bates at
I would like to say that if you feel the agile rails shopping cart is
complicated, you may indeed be in for some issues trying to implement
any shopping cart at all. And, there are very few shopping cart
tutorials out there but a lot of payment gateway tutorials.
I'm not aware of any plugin for shopping carts.