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Flamingo says “hello world!” Why we at AOE have developed our own Open Source framework, what makes Flamingo special, and why we believe it can add value for you.
It all started in 2017. We were unhappy with the performance of E-Commerce frontends with existing frameworks. Therefore, we decided to develop our own frontend that meets the requirements of a microservices oriented architecture. The idea of Flamingo was born! Our goal: The development of a fast and flexible frontend framework in Go. It became much more than that.
After more than two years it is time for our Flamingo to fly. Our first commit was on February 3, 2017, but by October 2017, we had exchanged everything, so poor Flamingo technically lost his first memories. Yesterday evening, we transferred our work of the past two years to Github under the Open Source License v3.0. We are very grateful for all the contributions, in the form of code, discussion, criticism, ideas – but also (and especially) for the opportunity to build something that hopefully has a future at AOE and beyond.
Flamingo is designed to create extremely fast applications. Flamingo consists of two major components, which can be used independently:
Yes, we already use Flamingo in some of our enterprise projects, which is where we started developing, experimenting, improving and stabilizing it. Flamingo is already in use at Heathrow Airport and Auckland Airport. In the upcoming months, we will also be live in our projects with Singapore Airlines and Deutsche Telekom.
It's all Open Source, so you can use it for free. Try it out and use it for your projects. Examine and experiment with it. Feel free to contribute to Flamingo! Please let us know how you like it and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org! We look forward to hearing from you!
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