is a generic approach to a web-based shopping and eCommerce platform. Its goal is to simplify the implementation and ui-design process of an eCommerce site.
As a webagency (www.diamonddogs.cc
) we have a lot of experience in designing and implementing shop solutions. 'Till now we used open-source projects or large commercial shopping systems as basis for our implementations. In some cases we even started from scratch.
This approach was not very satisfying, so we decided to built our own platform with the following strategic objectives:Flexibility over all while not ending up in configuration hell or writing heavy weighted frameworks.
- Flexibility in UI design
- Flexibility in offered goods, products and services
- Flexibility in the shopping process and its workflows
is implemented with Ruby on Rails
Using the concepts of generators, modules, plug-ins, REST and last but not least convention over configuration, we realize all the tools you need to run your own eCommerce site.
Feel free to contact us, to participate, to criticize and to engage in this project.
is as easy as installing just one of your favourite gems. Just type:
sudo gem sources -a http://gems.github.com (you only have to do this once!)
sudo gem install opensteam-opensteam
After installing the openSteam
gem you can commence with reading the tutorials
Here you can get more information about 'openSteam' and how it works:
-page is always a good place to get in touch with the openSteam