Customized cloud based open source software development
Cloud-based solutions are believed to dominate the digital world.The cloud approach is also becoming extremely popular in eCommerce and other specific business areas due to advantages such as scalability, enhanced productivity, traffic cost reduction, and significantly lower equipment cost. A cloud-based app is an Internet-run program with components stored online with some (or all) processes executed in the cloud.
Why Open source?
The digital world is becoming interlinked and more connected. Every retailer or a merchant wishes to serve an open-source omnichannel experience to its customer base.Today, most of the retailer owns a physical store along with an online eCommerce Store which is accompanied by a Mobile App. Retailers also wish to sell their goods at popular eCommerce Marketplaces like Etsy, eBay or others to outreach beyond their customer base.
It becomes quite hard for retailers to manage all these different entities at the same time. However, going omnichannel is a must have for any vendor in today’s competitive world, but it is hard to invest a huge amount of capital and resources for the sprouting small scaled ventures or vendors to get started. Apart from this, it is obvious a vendor will turn into an enterprise sooner or later and he may need Product Information Manager (PIM) to manage the huge dataset. So, How a retailer can cope up with such a complex architecture? This is where open-source frameworks comes into play. Open-source software or frameworks are built with an eye on collaboration and have “open to read” codebase; a developer can easily access the code to create set of tools or apps which are required for the integrations.
We have created significant connectors which can be used to integrate the entire operations at a glance. We have following set of categories which has ready to use connectors for popular eCommerce frameworks –
Native eCommerce App and PWA Builder?
You can get your eCommerce store portable and sync with a mobile app. You can either choose a Native app builder or go with the Progressive Web App paradigm.
Inventory and Retail Management Apps?
If you are selling via an offline medium or physical store you need to use a Point of Sale (POS) and if you are selling on an enterprise level you should be preferring Product Information Manager (PIM).Don’t you worry, we have also created PIM connectors which syncs everywhere and a POS extension which manages your physical sales and customers base.
How does open-source integration work?
Open-source software provides the distributed source code to the users or developers so that they can use, modify, distribute with original rights. Source codes can be manipulated to change the behaviour of any application. The open-source codes are always stored in a public repository and accessed by anyone. Anyone can manipulate the code to make their share to the project for maintaining new feature implementation.
AIs there any license required for open-source integration?
Open-source integration requires licensing, but its costs are minimal and affordable. Licensing allows the developers to change the system according to the requirement. Some of the licenses are MIT, GNU GPL 2.0, BSD 2.0.
What are the top open-source frameworks in the integration process?
The framework has the responsibility of the database, it ensures the proper communication with the frontend and generates the respective backend functionality. Some of the frameworks are Laravel, Django, ASP.Net, Ruby on Rails, etc.
What are the examples of some open-source platforms?
There are multiple open-source communities available like GITHUB, Open Source Friday, First Timers Only, Your First PR, CodeTriage, Up For Grabs, Contributor-ninja, 24 Pull Request, etc. These platforms are helping the developers to grow, learn codes and also contribute their effort to the projects.
How does software release affect open-source integration?
The software release is one of the biggest challenges for open-source software. Any new release can be unstable or may have issues. The enterprise application must be kind of stable and consistent so that the training cost does not get increased. In the IT industry, it is genuinely important for the developers to use the same version and release to develop or test the modules from a specific project. Otherwise, it can create a mess for sure.