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Is Point of Sale software or Hardware ever discussed on this site? Is this an appropriate site for POS questions? I think that it is but do not see any strings for this subject. Ie: Radiant, Aloha, Micros, Posiflex

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Do you mean "Cash Register" software or hardware questions? Like what they ring you up with at Best Buy or Target etc.? –  jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 19:06
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All the time! Oh wait - "point of sale" –  Shog9 Aug 20 '09 at 19:06
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"POS questions"... If he only knew... –  gnostradamus Aug 20 '09 at 19:13

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Um, SuperUser I'm thinking? Others may have less of a conflict suggesting SU, only because it appears to be the default location for anything not programming/meta/servers.

If you're developing a POS-solution, and have programming questions you should ask them on Stackoverflow.

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I would say:

Questions about specific POS software/hardware: SuperUser

Questions about writing your own POS software: StackOverflow

Questions about security/network architecture for a distributed POS system: ServerFault

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Good summary there. –  TheTXI Aug 20 '09 at 19:11
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POS Questions: experts-ex... –  squillman Aug 20 '09 at 19:19
    
Interacting with any POS software programmatically should be on Stack Overflow. –  George Stocker Aug 20 '09 at 19:54

I imagine that SuperUser would be the most ideal. I just could not make any guarantees that you would get a lot of answers.

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There have been questions (which I've attempted to help answer) on SO about point of sale systems. If you think about it, POS systems are essentially embedded systems, and programming for any system is fair game on SO. If you want to get information about the merits of Ingenico's pinpads vs VeriFone's, then the discussion probably belongs on SuperUser. If you want to ask questions about the architecture of your back-end servers that feed to your payment processor, ServerFault is probably your best bet.

Really, just ask your question wherever seems best to you. If the community disagrees, it will get moved to the correct site.

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