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  • Josua
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    Hi Jeremy!

    I've seen lately that you've added some AJAX to the shop module.
    Now the cart works with AJAX without refreshing the whole page?

    Thanks,
    Regards,

    Jose

  • Jedateach
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    Hi Josua,

    I haven't added any functionality, I've only started disconnecting it from the model code - order, orderattributes, etc.
    I'm currently just focusing on improving the core PHP code. If this is not done right first, then it will be difficult to maintain the ajax functionality.
    I'm hoping that with my core changes, ajax updating carts will be simple to implement via some kind of json web service API. I also want the ajax functionality to be loosely coupled to the core, so it can be easily be removed or swapped for something else.

    Is an AJAX updating cart a strong requirement for your current project(s)? What major benefit(s) do you see with an ajax cart?

    regards,
    Jeremy

  • Josua
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    Hi Jeremy!

    In the shopping cart users are accustomed to adding a product to the cart be fast and the page not return to position in the top.
    If you're located in the middle of a web page and every time you click on 'Add to Cart' the page is set at the beginning, the user has to reposition back where it was, which is quite annoying.
    The modern shopping cart all have AJAX support in the cart.

    The 10 basic requirements that need to the shopping cart are:
    - Speed ​​(AJAX cart)
    - Multicurrency.
    - Variations on a product (description and different prices for each variation).
    - Also recommended.
    - Any price product (for services, donations and price adjustment).
    - Taxes by country or region.
    - Discount coupons.
    - Special offer prices for a given product.
    - Comments by product added to cart.
    - Visually attractive and easy in your handling (Twitter Bootstrap theme).

    Too many things. Right?

    Regards,
    Jose

  • Jedateach
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    Re: Shop module and AJAX Link to this post

    Hi Jose, been a while. Thanks for this list, I've added links below to issues or implementations

    - Speed ​​(AJAX cart)
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/49
    - Multicurrency.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/29
    - Variations on a product (description and different prices for each variation).
    fixed in next release
    - Also recommended.
    Not very hard to implement. Coming soon.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/50
    - Any price product (for services, donations and price adjustment).
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/41
    - Taxes by country or region.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/51
    - Discount coupons.
    done.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop-discount
    - Special offer prices for a given product.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/41
    - Comments by product added to cart.
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-shop/issues/52
    - Visually attractive and easy in your handling (Twitter Bootstrap theme).
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-bootstrap
    https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-bootstrap-shop

    thanks again
    Jeremy

  • Josua
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    Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you very much for considering all these features.

    One more thing I believe that it is not in the current version:
    The customer data (name, address, city, country, etc.) must be saved along with the order, in order to be able to consult them at a later time, although the customer had modified his data recently.

    In the AJAX implementation would be interesting to use a session to save all the data of the selected products and record in the database only when the purchase had taken effect.

    Are you planning a timetable for implementing these features?
    Do include them in version 1?
    When do you think you will have the version 1?

    Sorry so many questions. ;-)

    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Jose

  • Jedateach
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    "The customer data (name, address, city, country, etc.) must be saved along with the order, in order to be able to consult them at a later time, although the customer had modified his data recently."

    Currently this is the case. The Order class saves all shipping and contact info. I'll be changing to using an external Address class for this data soon, but I'll still make sure the data isn't lost.

    "would be interesting to use a session to save all the data of the selected products and record in the database only when the purchase had taken effect"

    In early versions of the ecommerce module (which shop forks from), the cart was actually stored in the session. Whilst this didn't mean database records were created, it was very difficult to maintain. Moving everything to the database was a good move. A different approach might be to store carts in a different table like "Cart". Until this becomes a serious problem to need solving, and a good solution is worked out, I'll keep things the way they are.

    "Are you planning a timetable"

    I want to have most things finished off by version 1, which I've roughly planned for next year. I don't have a strict timeline. I can only devote as much time to this module as my client work sustains me, or what support the community provides.

    Jeremy

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