The Web 2.0 CMS Race

The existence of a large and healthy crop of open source content management systems (CMS) is nothing new: Some claim more than 500 active projects are floating around out there in cyberspace. While the actual number of vital projects is most certainly much, much lower, the existence of relatively mature...

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Getting Started with osCommerce

Looking to build an online store for yourself or for a client? Debating among various open source solutions? Thinking about cobbling together a customized solution with a database and an open source shopping cart? Don’t bother; look no further than osCommerce. osCommerce is an open source catalog and shopping cart...

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A Peek Under the Hood: Mambo & osCommerce

In last week’s Web@Work column I took on a bit of an apples and oranges comparison: One of the challenges of working with open source software is dealing with the variations that exist from product to product. osCommerce and Mambo, two of my favourite open source products, provide a classic...

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