What got me excited about this episode is, I get to speak a little Japanese! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
While the rest of the world are familiar with Magento & WooCommerce when it comes to building an e-commerce site, that is just not the case for Japan. In Japan, people use EC-CUBE.
EC-CUBE is the most popular open source project in Japan. And it is written with PHP.
To get to know more about EC-CUBE and how it works, I spoke with Tsuyoshi Nagahashi (Yoshi), one of the developers at EC-CUBE who is working from their Osaka office.
We talked about his personal background when it comes to programming and PHP. And as it appears, he is new to PHP and was previously more into Java programming developer enterprise applications. But he studied PHP so that he can join EC-CUBE.
I also had a quick walk through of EC-CUBE led by Yoshi. EC-CUBE is at version 3 now, while still supporting version 2. We went through both demo sites to see how it is inside. You can check it out here.
Enjoy the video!
Yoshi-san. Intabyou de domo arigatou gozaimasu. Ganbatte kudasai!