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    Point of sale


    Hi!

    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
    by others.

    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?

    Thanks!
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    Nothing is futureproof.

    C# is a good language and PostgreSQL is a good database.
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    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
    that accepts paypal payment.The website would be coded in PHP, HTML, Javascript, MYSql.
    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.
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    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.
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    Thanks for the advice guys! I'lll run with this and see how I get on.

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