Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a totaly newbie -- I've been learning php/mysql in order to build and improve my ecommerce site, http://www.edgemodern.com. Everything I know I learned on these boards . . .

The main thing I'm looking for now:
- help on a transaction processing engine. Right now I use Miva (open source) which requires patches every which way I turn. I also don't like how I have a product db in mysql which drives my pages and another one in Miva to drive the transactions. I'd like to have just one that I can manage easily with my limited knowledge and will give me what I want.
- any ideas on recommended shopping/shipping/tracking engines that work on MySql and are highly customizable?

That's about it. Nice to meet you.