Developing an eCommerce website, you make an important step towards delivering a relevant customer experience. If your business is ready for custom development solutions maintaining a unique user experience, you must wonder what technical tools could provide them. And that’s where the question of the best frameworks for eCommerce arises.
In this blog post, we will consider the most popular variants that you could adopt for developing your online stores.
Variety of Frameworks
A framework is a set of modules, libraries, and tools that simplifies and streamlines the software development process. Frameworks save time, prevent many programming errors, exclude programming repetitive codes, and allow developers to perform advanced tasks without spending a lot of time on them. Frameworks are usually developed and tested by a community of tech professionals, which means support and friendly advice in case of getting stuck.
Every framework is based on a specific programming language and works better for certain purposes. It means that one can be better for mobile or web development. Another important gradation is frontend frameworks for UI and UX, backend frameworks for security and data management, full-stack frameworks covering both client and server-side, and microframeworks
Let’s consider the most suitable frameworks for online store development with an explanation of their benefits to this business model.
Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails is a mature full-stack framework that is famous as a toolset for the Shopify app. The framework is called cost-effective since it is compatible with free web servers and databases. Ruby on Rails also has a lot of off-the-shelf solutions, modules, and plugins, which saves plenty of time for coders and further project launches. The framework has built-in protection against SQL, XSS, CSRF attacks, so eCommerce entrepreneurs don’t have to worry about security issues.
React or React.js was the most loved framework in 2019 and still ranks near the top. It is a frontend framework that is used to build UI and components, modular code pieces. React is named one of the most time-saving frameworks because its components can be reused without affecting the whole system so that developers don’t have to write code from scratch every time. Another advantage of working with React is a big boost in speed. React relies on the Virtual Document Object Model (DOM), which means the pages won’t be reloading every time the user adds an item in the cart.
Laravel is a PHP-written open-source framework based on the principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) and using the model-view-controller (MVC) pattern. It means that the framework provides easy troubleshooting due to self-contained objects and flexibility through the creation of a few functions that can be adapted to different classes. Besides, Laravel can guarantee unprecedented site security due to a native protection against SQL injection and XSS attacks. The framework also offers easy third-party integration, which is essential for eCommerce stores as they work together with payment systems, analytic tools, and mail services.
Django is a Python web framework with a large feature set of more than 10,000 packages and many support options. The framework uses a component-based architecture providing a high separation between the parts so that developers can create scalable solutions. In addition to that, Django provides ready-made code pieces for basic operations and promotes creating reusable applications from related functionality. These features make the framework fast and time-saving.
Choosing the Right Technology
Finding the right eCommerce architecture framework is a challenging task, as well as the launching of an online store. To help you with the choice, we recommend starting from research and finding the eCommerce websites that you really like. Pay attention to their interfaces, speed, provided customer journey, and payment algorithms. Then try to find out what technologies were used for their building. Compare the variants and their prices to define your own requirements.
We hope that our guide will help you decide on the right technologies for the project. If you also need a team of qualified developers with experience in eCommerce, do not hesitate to ask us about your project estimate.