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.


Creating an API REST with Python, Flask and SQLite3

In this Python programming tutorial you will learn how to create a REST API using Flask, SQLite 3 (for data), and JSON for data communication.

In the end you will have an API that you can consume from any client that could be an Android application, a browser with JavaScript or even another server language.

I will show you how to create an API that communicates using JSON and saves the data in SQLite 3. The API will be created with Flask, and we will use the Python programming language to handle all the data.


Tetris game in JavaScript – Open source

In this post I will show you the Tetris game programmed in pure JavaScript, totally free and open source.

This block game is programmed with JavaScript and uses canvas to paint the game. I also use Bootstrap for the layout of the buttons and the page in general, with a bit of SweetAlert for the alerts.

Although it seems simple to do, it is one of the jobs that has cost me the most and of which I am most proud. It was complex (for me) to understand all the logic for collisions, rotations, row deletion, part movement, limits, etc.

Among the features of the game we find:

  • Sounds: background music, sound when the piece cannot be rotated, when a complete row is made and when the tetromino touches the ground
  • Colors: each piece has a random color chosen at runtime
  • Rotations: pieces can be rotated to accommodate them and accumulate points
  • Mobile compatible: because it is web, I have added some buttons to be able to play it on mobile phones and tablets, but it can also be played with the keyboard
  • Open source: you can modify the game, the board, the length, speed, pieces, rotations, etc.
  • Tetris port: behaves like any normal tetris game
  • Game pause: the game can be paused or resumed at any time

Let’s see then the details of this game programmed in JS. Throughout the post I will show you how this game is programmed, I will also leave you a demo and the complete code which is FOSS.

Note: figure, piece and tetromino will be used synonymously in this post.


Enable CORS in Flask app

In this post I will show you how to enable CORS (Cross Origin Resource sharing) so that you can make HTTP requests from a different domain than the one you use for your Flask application written in Python.

We will just add a kind of middleware to modify all the responses and add the headers that allow CORS in Flask.


Connect 4 in JavaScript and HTML

In this post I will show you how to program the Connect 4 game by using JavaScript with HTML and Vue, with Bootstrap styles.

Connect 4 in JavaScript, HTML - Web version

Connect 4 in JavaScript, HTML – Web version

It is the Connect 4 game but web version with a player versus player option, as well as player versus CPU that uses a small artificial intelligence.

Throughout the post I will show you how the game works, what technologies I have used, styles, etc. I will also show you how to download the source code, as the game is totally free and open source. Finally I will leave you a demo to play connect 4 online.


Java: binary to text translator

In this post about Java I am going to teach you how to convert text to binary, and binary to text. That is, make a type of text – binary translator in Java to be able to convert between both formats.

Another way to call this is to say “Binary to English translator” for example.

Text to binary translator in Java

For example, convert 1110000 1100001 1110010 1111010 1101001 1100010 1111001 1110100 1100101 101110 1101101 1100101 to “” and vice versa.

All this programmed in Java with manual methods and custom logic.