We started Brownbook.net in May 2008 and since then we have been working on the same PHP code, on a home-grown framework, using Sphinx search on AWS, with great success.
Now its time for a change… we are deep in to development of Brownbook version 2, which we are hoping to have live within the next 8 weeks. This will give us all an improved experience as it uses Laravel Vapor serverless deployment, React Material design and some of the new AWS services. The improvements we will see include:
- a maintainable code base so we can quickly release improvements
- much improved SEO
- faster more accurate searching
- faster more reliable api usage
- new interface that is quick and intuitive
For our API customers, we will be using the same api calls so there will be no need for you to make any changes.
For our users, we will use the same username and login service so you will not have to re-register.
We are looking forward to sharing more information very shortly.