Point of Sale for Grocery Store (what's platform and software?)

Hi experts,

I would like to know what is the "common" platform, software used ( .NET, or C or VB etc.) and common RDBMS used when it comes to Electronic Point of Sale System for a Grocery Store?

Thank you :)
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sokhodomAsked:
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ArjiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You are correct about the hardware.  Also, I would think you would want to use a language that allows the compiling of your code to an .exe file.  For that sort of project I would code in either VB or VC++.  You can talk to your hardware with either.  From that point it's really what's more comfortable for you.  
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ArjiCommented:
Most systems I've seen were done with SQL Server.  However, any stable high end RDBMS would be appropriate. ie; MySQL, Oracle, Informix, etc.  This is not so much for the size but for stability and reliability.  Access is known for corruption and is not a very good choice for a long term system
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sokhodomAuthor Commented:
thanks Arji,
I'm thinking of MySQL because it's open source. How about Programming of choice? What do you think?
When it comes to programming of choice, i think it must somehow can interact with the hardware (printer, drawer etc.) easily.


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HypercubeTechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
.net, php, c++ can all interact with devices (com, lpt or usb). it would really depend on your experience and comfort.. I have seen recently alot of people
doing web based apps for POS, as long as your running a server locally for security. There are alot of options, a prepackaged deal is what i would look for sourceforge.net

jimi
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apeters89Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Our current system utilizes the Informix database.  The GUI could have been written in almost any of the previously mentioned languages but ours was most likely written with C++.
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