CS-Cart is a complete shopping cart application that can quickly enable any business to start selling online whether it is a single-product shop or a complete marketplace.
The application uses Ajax in many parts to ease usage and offers an overall smart logic for a better shopping experience like one-page checkout, featured/related products for cross selling and many more.
CS-Cart is installed with the help of a web-based installer and products/categories can be defined so fast as it supports bulk uploading of products/categories/images or importing/exporting any data from CSVs.
It supports unlimited (and nested) categories where products can be assigned to more than one of them. Continue reading
CodeIgniter is a powerful, high-performance, open-source PHP framework that helps you author PHP applications rapidly. CodeIgniter is known for having a light footprint, there by reducing your server’s work.
CodeIgniter has an exciting online manual, a couple of helpful video tutorials and an active user forum.
Zend framework is an extremely powerful framework with a slightly higher learning curve. Developed by Zend Technologies, Zend Framework is licensed under the New BSD license. It is along the same lines as CodeIgniter and CakePHP.
Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!.
Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. Kohana is a fork of CodeIgniter intended to work only with PHP 5. Kohana is completely community driven. What makes Kohana favored by many developer is it’s super lightweight, it has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.
Open Source PHP5 Framework – Solar
Solar is an Open Source PHP5 framework for web application development. Solar stands for “Simple Object Library and Application Repository” for PHP5.
It uses enterprise application design patterns and supports for localization. It’s easy to integrate and use components from other libraries and frameworks in Solar. Continue reading