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