Some of the Magento Enterprise clients that outgrew their solution started building NodeJS+ReactJS E-Commerce applications in-house. Here is why, explains Delaney, CTO of one of the online book retailers.
“The first decision we made was to drop Magento. As we invested in our commerce experience we found we would need an increasingly customer-centric experience which goes beyond a simple storefront, and even with a great and supportive.
So why NodeJS/React?
- It provides us with server-side rendering, making SEO “just work”;
- It has great default integration libraries all the 3rd party tools we use, from payment (Braintree) to order management (NetSuite) to marketing/analytics (so many!);
- The event-loop structure of Node gives our servers incredible server volume, cutting hosting costs by >75%;
- React’s model for client development is the best way to model UI we’ve yet found.
Really, if you’re going to build a web app right now from scratch, you should use NodeJS/React.
- The single greatest challenge of this approach is the required skill level of the development team. Everyone has to be a full-stack expert to make the most of it, and it’s easy to go wrong, so it’s both hard to get started on the team and hard to maintain the required level of quality. We’ve really had to invest in hiring, improve our internal processes and establish quality controls, but in the end, it’s been well worth it.”
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