«Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.»
Merkeleon system is based on a solid architecture which is a unique advantage if compared to any other solution. The design and content can be easily adjusted to address any specific requirements, whereas the architecture of a software system is the toughest part to change. Therefore, while developing Merkeleon we put extra attention to building the most flexible and stable architecture and testing the system.
The auction platform consists of four major parts: database, С++ daemons, PHP REST back-end powered by Laravel framework, and frontend powered by AngularJS.
Laravel is a free open source PHP web application framework designed for the development of web applications– the most popular and the most downloaded framework according to the github.com and sitepoint.com websites for developers.
For reference, according to Wikipedia, software framework is an abstraction in which software providing generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user-written code, thus providing application-specific software.
Laravel framework is invented by Taylor Otwell. Taylor Otwell team believes that development process should be creative and bring pleasure. Laravel strives to eliminate all-known issues that appear with software development, making easy working with such opportunities as authorization, routine, etc.
Several reasons why is Merkeleon software developed with the help of Laravel
First of all Laravel provides security, high speed performance, and flexibility. Security is one of the most important issues as there are so many types of attacks nowadays which make systems vulnerable and unstable. Only developer should have access control to the system in order not to let anybody else get inside of system.
High performance allows our developers to work fast and launch our clients’ projects as soon as possible. It gives us valuable time and saves financial resources.
Flexibility of Laravel proves developers that it can be used for wide scope of tasks and goals. It adapts to any need of the developer in order to make the system workflow impeccable.
The second big advantage of Laravel is that it is open-source and covered by huge community. For example, if there any tricky issue appear in the code, one or another member of community can solve it and share the solution for all others.
Laravel developers believe that only happy coders can produce the best code. In order to achieve coders’ happiness Laravel provides wide opportunities, it’s easy to understand and also it contains instruments necessary for strong applications. What can be better?
To tell you the truth, some time earlier we were using Kohana framework. But in the global world of information technologies the story of this framework has ended. The key developers have left the framework society, and later closed the development of the project.
As a software provider that strives for the best result Merkeleon chooses the most modern, secure, high performance, and flexible framework for development. Today only Laravel fits all requirements.