October 11th, 2016, 03:51 AM
Point of sale
I'm looking for some advice.
I want to start making an EPOS system. This would be a windows based system, and would have to have a master till which can be accessed
I'm going to try this in C# as the information I've read seems to suggest this would be a good idea.
What I'm not sure about is what database to use.
I've read that SQL Lite will not be ideal for multiple machines accessing the files.
I'm looking at Postgre. Is this a future proof combination? C# & Postgre Any suggestions for me?
October 11th, 2016, 06:09 AM
Nothing is futureproof.
C# is a good language and PostgreSQL is a good database.
October 11th, 2016, 12:25 PM
Simple as building a website
I would beg to differ on this one. C# is cumbersome and overly traditional here.
The easiest and most progressive approach, which is the trend now, is building a website
You can build the system directly with godaddy.com control panel and have them host it without
having to install any software. Easy as pie.
A website will function exactly like a desktop system but it's much easier here because you are
not having to code a client and server as with C# from scratch. Because a website is already built upon a client and
server model you can accept request from multiple machines.
October 11th, 2016, 01:35 PM
Given that the intention is to build a point of sale system, a website that takes PayPal payments seems hardly appropriate.
But credit for pointing out using a website - though it's not the kind of solution OP was considering, it would be an alternative.
October 12th, 2016, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the advice guys! I'lll run with this and see how I get on.