RA Systems vs WordPress and Other Similar Frameworks

As web markets evolved, demand for a boilerplate code to create websites increased.

Several frameworks were built like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal. They are build on the promise that you- a non technical, non developer- can easily add and remove options or features from your website. This is a great idea indeed but it comes with a price: performance and complexity.

Of course if you’re building a small personal blog or a static couple of pages website, these tools are great for you.

But if you are to build an e-commerce website, a hotel reservation system, or a big magazine that will handle large traffic and have writers and editors and a workflow, then maybe these frameworks are not the most effective way to go.

As these frameworks don’t know what are the features implemented, they have to scan themselves for every request to figure out how to properly respond.

This scan can be done over directory or database. But in anyway, such operation will considerably hurt the performance.

The other downside is that If you ever needed to add an option- maybe a search filter, a new step in the workflow, or tweak the design- you’ll run into how complex these framework are and how adding a minor feature require a great deal of work.

Because of their “dynamic” nature, these framework code is scattered in many places. And making a simple adjustment or tweaking will take longer time to implement. Things will get even more complicated (and slow) as you add more features or enhancements.

We built RA Systems to be dynamic. As soon as our system starts, it knows exactly how to respond to every request.

And due to its architectural design along with our experience, amending or removing features is relatively easier, cleaner and simpler.

If you still need to add features to our system yourself- or through your team of developers- you can always get a full license that will grant you access to our code along with its documentation and our support team resources