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Old 11-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default newb question regarding basic website shopping cart functionality with PHP

Just as a start to learning PHP, I want to add basic shopping cart functionality for a fake online store. I'm assuming I would be using MySQL and PHP to do this, correct?

Is this a difficult first project in terms of coding it from scratch? I feel it's probably on the easy end if anything.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Assuming you're not worried about having any meaningful security--IE, just as a proof of concept learning project--you should be good to go. PHP and MySQL would be fine., working from scratch. For anything to actually use, I'd take advantage of something others have worked on for some time, that's been proven by handling actual people's money.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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Yea, it's just for a proof of concept. I'm the type of learner who needs to set projects/goals to be able to learn something. Otherwise, I have nothing to work towards and I flounder and get nothing done.

I figure a shopping cart for a fake online store I've already made is a good place to start with PHP.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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in my experience, often starting a project from scratch is much easier than redoing a ready-made code. So you can try some basic open source shopping cart editions as the starting point.

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