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If I were building a framework from scratch...

What features need to be implemented from scratch:

  • down for maintenance mode screen
  • reverse proxy for load balancing, A/B, and green/blue deployment
  • REST API layer for all of the business intel.
  • Service for Static artifacts
  • complete metrics gathering
  • DEVOPS console including deploy button
  • authentication APIs
  • RBAC APIs
  • database abstraction or API wrapper
  • web sockets
  • RPC/SOAP - probably not much different than REST but with a stronger type binding
  • http/https - 
  • REST - use content-type and accept to specify the format of the params.
  • business logic as state machine
  • remove branching in the state machine to keep testing simple
  • wrapper for clustered data like Redis or etcd
  • configuration as code - no config files.
  • feature flags in the code and not in config files
  • store the code with the data so there is complete audit
  • CI/CD by pulling the code from the database
  • take the fossil-scm approach to code, wiki, blog all in one file.
  • LDAP baked in
  • plugin framework to extend the base language APIs.
  • multiple source languages - I do not want to create a DSL but it would be nice to be able to support multiple programming languages. While I currently like Lua, GoLang, erlang and elixir for my programming. There is a place for C-like languages where there are opportunities to compile and link... this is a lot more pragmatic.
  • Docker containers appear to be efficient
  • Host security module (HSM) baked in
I cannot wait for my chance.

** It's not your old hello world any more.

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