Well hello there stranger. Don't worry, you are not lost.
Where should I start?... How about a random quote from a wise man? Maybe a general sentence that does not mean anything to anyone? A joke? An essay? Haiku? A poem? Nah...
How about: the truth.
The eCommerce market has been growing so fast that it has become close to impossible to keep track of available platforms worldwide. While the market grew, the number of available platforms has also grown.
State of OSE (let's call it BETA for now) is not based on any survey, but only on data which can be extracted from public repositories. In the near future, once this site is known world wide (if), I will release a survey to rate each platform, both as a developer, and as a Merchant.
Right down below this section you can see current state, without detailed information, of 18 openSource eCommerce frameworks.
Which eCommerce frameworks are tracked?
Click on the name to find out more details
- Magento 29194 2038 924 PHP
- Shopware1169 364 137 PHP
- Prestashop5359 2226 1054 PHP
- Aimeos4036 3 0 PHP
- WooCommerce6689 837 198 PHP
- OpenMage599 433 83 PHP
- Sylius6156 260 77 PHP
- ReactionEcommerce10970 75 0 NODE.JS
- nopCommerce5678 280 17 ASP.NET
- FlamingoEcommerce139 17 0 GO
- Spree10990 236 1 RUBY
- OXID190 18 0 PHP
- Oro eCommerce143 31 6 PHP
- Saleor10102 211 61 PYTHON
- WorkArea273 5 1 RUBY
- Bagisto3250 97 45 PHP
- osCommerce309 15 0 PHP
- OpenCart5869 214 1 PHP
- Zencart246 114 3 PHP
- Drupal Commerce356 32 0 PHP
- How many people like the project
- Number of open issues and active pull requests
- Number of confirmed bugs
Can't find a framework you know?
The list here only contains 18 frameworks, but this is just a starting point for this entire project. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and other platforms will be reviewed.
The primary focus of this website is open source. For a framework to be added to the list it needs to:
- have an open repository on github / bitbucket / other platform
- (or) have an active community
- use issue labels to identify bugs (for new frameworks)
Some of the platforms followed do have paid versions, but due to many restrictions and limitations there is no way to review them.
What about PWAs?
Progressive Web Applications, basically Single Page Applications (SPA) for eCommerce are being developed by few large entities and groups of enthusiasts all around the world. Some of them are platform dedicated, few of them are build for multiple platforms.
However, the person who built this site, is not a frontend developer and spends most of his time building tailored made eCommerce solutions and managing (at least tries to ;)) his team of backend of developers. So...