Pure PHP Point of sale system with MySQL

A few days ago I did an exercise on a sales system in PHP. It is written in pure PHP, no Javascript. Mind you, for the styles I used a Bootstrap variant.

The files don’t have a structure, but like I said, it’s an example. I also write this because it either serves someone else or it serves myself for some references.

For data persistence it uses MySQL. This POS Save products and sales. It does not handle user permissions. We store the shopping cart in the session, and well, I better explain it in parts in this post.

Obviously this POS software is free and open source.


Laravel POS System – Free and open source

Today I am going to show you a software that I just made with Laravel. It is a sales system, point of sale, POS or whatever you call it, which is used to keep track of the products that are sold, the sales, and so on.

It is a totally free and open source system; which means that you can use it at no cost, and modify it to your needs or customize it. Among its features we find:

  1. It Uses Laravel in its latest version (as of this writing)
  2. Bootstrap is used for styles
  3. FontAwesome Icons
  4. Fully responsive system, that is, it works on mobiles, tablets and computers
  5. Inventory control with sale price, purchase price, profit, stock, etc.
  6. Option to make sale, adding products
  7. Checking inventory stock when selling
  8. Subtraction of stock when selling
  9. Printing of sales tickets on thermal printer
  10. Sales report
  11. User login and registration
  12. User management
  13. Customer registration
  14. Ticket that includes the customer’s name

Now let’s see how I have developed it, where you can download it, and so on.


API REST with Go and MySQL

In this article about programming in the Go language (also known as Golang) we will see how to create a REST API that communicates through JSON, saving and displaying data from a MySQL / MariaDB database.

In the end we will have a REST API with Go using the 4 methods: POST, PUT, DELETE and GET using the Mux router. We are also going to implement the 4 operations of a database: insert, update, delete and select.

I will leave the full open source code at the end of the post.


MySQL and PHP connection using PDO

PHP & MySQL tutorial using PDO

Although there are millions of tutorials about MySQL and PHP, I decided to make mine but in a very very simple way. Before you start, you must have a basic knowledge in MySQL.

MySQL and PHP connection using PDO

Source code of PHP file connection

It is worth mentioning that we will not see good practices of databases, relationships, etc. We will use the tables as they are, without looking at normalization, or things like that.

Note: this tutorial uses PDO, but remember that we can also use mysqli functions. Personally I recommend PDO, because it is object oriented. However, I hope to write a tutorial about mysqli in the future.