Looks like the asp.net based project dashCommerce has shut it’s doors… no warning that I know of, and the whole website(s) have been replaced with a simple notice that the project no longer exists. Must have been some strange circumstances, since I’m sure a lot of people would have been interested in taking over the project instead of seeing it just (suddenly) close the doors. I have a store running the dashCommerce source, so this is a bit of concern.
So now that the pool of ecommerce solutions for asp.net has been reduced by one more, what is a .net ecommerce type to do?
I’m actually in the process of porting my dashcommerce store over to nopCommerce, which seems to now be the big boy in the space (if not the only player?). Take a visit to www.nopcommerce.com to find out more.
What I’d really like to see is a .net ecommerce store based on the new MVC framework. The projects I’ve seen in existence seem to get hung up on tuning architecture and have no real intention of ever releasing something useful. With this in mind, I started www.mvccommerce.com some time back… no content yet at time of writing this. The project is registered with codeplex ( http://mvccommerce.codeplex.com) and will be looking for devs. If you just want to keep an eye on it, follow it at twitter – http://twitter.com/mvccommerce
I’m also a fan (and a dev for) MVCCMS, which has ecommerce capabilities coming soon, so you may want to take a look at it as well, at www.mvccms.com .
But for getting your (open source asp.net) store open asap, looks like nopCommerce will be the way to go for a while. Add your comments if you have any other recommendations I may have overlooked.