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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Summary

In this chapter, we created a sound start to our framework which will be extended with e-commerce functionality during the rest of this book. We specifically covered:

  • Various software architectural and design patterns, looking into best practices for implementing certain aspects of our framework
  • Developing a directory structure for our framework
  • Creating a registry to store core objects
  • How we will use the MVC pattern to structure and operate our framework
  • Routing page requests around our framework and an overview of routers
  • Creating our single point of contact for accessing the framework, as well as an htaccess and configuration file

Next we move onto storing, displaying, and managing products and their categories, some true e-commerce functionality! ...

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