WalmartLabs has released the open source version of the same application platform that was originally powering Walmart.com website. This new development has expanded the presence of the tech division, which has already designed several projects for the developer community.
Dubbed as Electrode, the application platform has been backing Walmart.com over the last year. It not just resulted in the accomplishment of migrating to React and Node.js but also made the e-commerce site capable of handling 80 million monthly visitors and delivering 15 million items for sale.
“With over a few hundred engineers and dozens of applications, the Electrode platform was built to solve core problems that every large-scale organisation faces,” writes Alexander Grigoryan, director of software engineering at Walmart Global, in a Medium post.
Walmart’s Electrode platform comes in three different parts to let developers easily build their universal apps on React and Node.js. These three parts include Electrode Core, Electrode Modules and Electrode Tools.
The Electrode platform is already powering various fields on Walmart.com site. Sections like home, login, cart and checkout are so far managed by the open source offering. Moreover, WalmartLabs is in plans to move SamsClub.com and Walmart Grocery to the scalable solution in the coming future.
Developers can test the prime features of Electrode by accessing its code from the GitHub repository. Apart from this new solution, WalmartLabs holds more than 140 distinct open source projects to provide its developments to various enterprises all around the world.