This is the good bit.
We have started from stratch. Having created a lot of ecommerce applications previously, the temptation was to take that exising code, and make that open source.
We decided against that, as what we really wanted to build was something that made use of newer technologies - and not be held back by an approach led by older thinking...
so rather than spending time on making our existing code look more presentable for the modern coder, we set out to design a new one.
That means we've gone MEAN... but with love!
Mongo, Express, AngularJS, NodeJS.
Why these technologies? It's not a straight forward call. We've got a lot of code already based on relational dbs, but we wanted to build something new - and something that could
accomplish a couple of aims:
- easy adoption (should we have said adoptability?)
- platform independence
We love these tools, and it's so nice to be working with them on this new platform.
It's something we'll use, and we hope you will too!