I was recently asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a book about Zen Cart. Since I’ve never read a book about it I figured that that could perhaps be an interesting experience [Usually, I prefer to read the source].
The name of the book is Zen Cart: E-commerce Application Development, written by Suhreed Sarkar. It’s available from the original publishers site at Packt Publishing and also from the other usual suspects.
The book is mostly aimed at people considering starting an online business but also developers and existing Zen Cart users that want to improve their business. For my taste some of the book (in particular the introduction) are a bit to long winded for more experienced readers, but I guess that can be said of a lot of books.
Still, it will give beginners a good idea about what Zen Cart (and e-commerce) is about. Since there are so many different aspects to Zen Cart [and therefore this book] I’ll follow the book’s structure to organize the review, so here goes… (more…)