I wanna play.
At Créémedia, when a potential client is coming to us with an IT/Web development project, There are a lot of questions going on.
One of them is about which technology is the most adapted to carry out the project.
We pride ourselves on being pragmatic in our recommendations – “selling to sell” does not make sense to us. I even advised a client someday, to stay with his current provider: it would be in his case more economic and faster (two key elements for his choice).
Very often, we have to choose between an off-the-shelf solution and a custom solution. In other words, and to be clear: should we use an existing platform or CMS (Shopify, WordPress, Magento, etc.) or develop a custom tool (Symfony for the backend, ReactJS for the front, Sylius for the e-commerce brick, etc.).
The advantages and disadvantages of each solution are multiple. And obviously each case is unique. But to discuss it, I found the following analogy: the Playmobil pirate ship versus the Lego pirate ship!