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Shopping Carts [message #31413] Fri, 21 April 2006 05:53
richardlynch is currently offline  richardlynch   United States
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Okay, so after I posted that all forums sucked and should never be installed, somebody told me that FUDForum was the only decently-written PHP forum application with good security.

Reading the docs and seeing Ilia's name make me believe that, though I'll want to start reading code at some point before installing.

Meanwhile, what I really need is a decent shopping cart.

I can safely say that I've looked at source code for all the big-name popular ones that everybody raves about, and, well, I'm still looking.

I'm not saying I looked at every line of code, or learned all the ins and outs of all of them -- Only that I surveyed enough of the source code of each to get real disgusted, real fast.

This is the state I was in for Forums until very recently.

So, if you had to pick a PHP shopping cart from the crop available, and you cared a whole hell of a lot more about security, good code-base and ongoing active development than every feature under the sun, which shopping cart is most like FUDForum in its philosophy/design/implementation?

Cuz all the ones I looked at pretty much sucked at the PHP source code level.

A couple prime examples of "suck":

If I have to end up with a 777 images (or any other) directory in my webtree, and moving it outside the webtree is so un-documented and impossible because of hard-wired PHP code, it sucks.

If the code clearly does not sanitize all user input, it sucks.

If the code completly ignores "include_path" because webmasters can't handle that, and prepends a constant for both surfable and include'd files, it sucks.

If the source code is so jumbled up with HTML and PHP and no clear code organization to make reading it enjoyable, or at least easy, it sucks.

I'm hoping somebody "out there" will say that there's a FUDCart and I've just missed it...
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