The long and winding road to version 1.0! 😃
# 0.13 Improved Search
Enhancements to the search endpoint to introduce performance improvements by avoiding database loading of resources. Also, moving to a driver-based set-up so we can introduce Meilisearch and MySQL drivers, along with the existing Elasticsearch.
# 0.14 Payment Packages
Payment providers integrations, such as Stripe, will be moved to their own packages. This will allow for installation of individual payment gateways and provide good examples to developers wanting to build their own integrations.
# 0.15 Quick Installer
An important update to the GetCandy installer to allow developers to install the API and the Hub in a couple of commands.
# 0.16 Plugin Architecture
This enhancement will provide a standardised way to create "plugins" for the GetCandy API. It will allow plugins to add "included" resources within existing core resources.
# 0.17 Improved Shipping Logic
We want to ensure shipping logic can be extended and cover all requirements by making it driver-based, so it can support packages.
# 0.18 Taxation
Currently taxation is very basic. We want to review the way tax rates are used to ensure it suits all requirements and can be extended with plugins.
# 0.19 Discounts
Discounts shouldn't be in the core system, not everyone will use them. We wish to move discounts to an optional package and provide a well documented way to modify basketing pricing.
# 0.20 Additional Product Types
Currently we have product variants, but that is quite limiting. We want to be able to offer other product types, such as bundles and configurable items.
# 0.21 Inventory
To ensure GetCandy can be reliably connected with inventory stock systems, we want to create standardised approach to storing stock of products in different locations.
# 0.22 Export and Import Data
E-commerce stores can have a lot of products and categories. This update will bring functionality to make importing and exporting data easier via the admin hub.
# 0.23 Improved Order Management
Currently refunds can be made, but they do NOT relate to a specific order line (or shipping). This update will introduce functionality for handling refunds, exchanges and returns.