Topic: Rails for a POS system - Suitable?
I was wondering what are member's thoughts on using Rails for developing a POS (Point-Of-Sale) for a small business?
Essentially, it'll be to just to process sales, look up products, check stock, and print out reports. The DB and webserver will probably be in-store - would there be issues getting it snappy enough for day to day use?
PS: I know there is an OS PHP POS project (www.phppointofsale.com), but it shouldn't be that hard to re-do just the basic functionality in Rails, right?