FAQ

What is DEITY?

DEITY is a microservice architecture e-commerce platform which allows you to quickly adapt to ever-changing business environments, while making everything subservient to the need for speed. It gives you the ability to make decisions, build and deploy them, while responding to your customer needs, faster than anyone else. DEITY combines a modulare microservice based service oriented architecture, with a fully headless PWA front-end.

What is the difference between DEITY and other PWA solutions?

DEITY is at the moment the only PWA solution which offers fully working shops, in combination with, but not limited to, Magento 2. It contains everything from a homepage, listing pages, search functionalities, product pages, currency switches, fully working checkout and even a direct integration with Adyen and Paypal. For the full list of functionalities, please contact us at info@deity.io.

DEITY is build as a fully stand-alone solution, not restricted to any platform. With it’s modular SOA back-end and data integrator, any source of data, business process management tools or CMS systems can be connected. Although e-commerce is what we know best, DEITY can also be used to build modern, fast and sophisticated other Web Apps.

I would like to use DEITY for my shop.

At the moment we are, besides expanding the core, building live webshops running on DEITY software. We are proud to share a few of them with you: please have a look at https://atelierrebul.com/ and https://therake.com/ to see live shops build with DEITY, Magento 2, Algolia and WordPress.

Would you like your webshop or website to be the fastest on the internet and beat your competitors in terms of speed, functionality, mobile friendliness, user experience and efficiency for your developers? Please contact our implementations team on info@deity.io. We are happy to have an open conversations with you, and brainstorm about what DEITY can do for you.

I am a developer and would like to contribute to DEITY.

We are happy to hear this news, great! We will soon be sharing the code with you through GitHub. If you want to see our most recent work, please have a look at the beta version of this demo: https://beta.deity.io/. Are you a developer, an agency, do you have a suggestion or would you like to collaborate: please get in touch directly with our community manager at jamie@deity.io.

What is a PWA?

According to Google a Progressive Web App (PWA) is a web app that uses modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like experience to users. These apps meet certain requirements (see below), are deployed to servers, accessible through URLs, and indexed by search engines.

What is a SOA architecture?

A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a style of software design where services are provided to the other components by application components, through a communication protocol over a network. The basic principles of service-oriented architecture are independent of vendors, products and technologies. A service is a discrete unit of functionality that can be accessed remotely and acted upon and updated independently, such as retrieving a credit card statement online.

Is my current shop a PWA?

To test if your current webshop or website meets the requirements to be classified as a PWA, have a look at Google Lighthouse. Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. You can run it against any web page, public or requiring authentication. It has audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more.