I am very excited to announce the initial release of Slatwall, a free and open source enterprise level eCommerce platform. While it isn't the first open source Coldfusion eCommerce application, and sure not to be the last... I am very confident that it will answer the needs of businesses small and large in a wide variety of markets.
For anyone who has read my blog you will know that Slatwall is something that I am not only very proud of, but also something that has been in the works for over two years now. With my first attempt, I worked alone to create something that answered the immediate needs of the current company that I work for, Nytro Multisport. With this first attemp I went way outside of the mold with the approch that was taken. It was designed only as an add-on to existing inventory management systems and had some serious limitations.
It wasn't until September of 2010 when I teamed up with ten24 web solutions that the current iteration began to really take shape. With the help of Sumit Verma and Tony Garcia, we started from scratch again and built it from the ground up with all of the concepts and knowledge of the two previous attempts. Although we originally wanted to release our first version in January of 2011, I am very glad that we have taken the extra time to flush out the hundreds of business models and features required to create a versitile enterprise level system.
Hopefully you will be able to give it a trial run when evaluating eCommerce for your next project. I urge you to get involved and start requesting the features that you'd like to see. For more information including download, links to the google discussion group, documenatation and more go to: http://www.getslatwall.com/