@gotwf The fact that webpack takes 50-odd seconds is actually a travesty... I remember early versions of NodeBB you'd run node app and your NodeBB would be serving requests in under 2 seconds 😄 good ol' days.
Anyone interested in developing an auction site blatantly stealing from NodeBB?
I'm currently building an open source penny auction site. Since I like NodeBB and the way its code is structured, I reused some parts (templates.js, socket io, the way middleware, routes and controllers work) and it works pretty well so far.
If anyone would be interested in developing for fun, I'd be happy to share the codebase on GitHub. It's an interesting project so far that I've learnt a ton of stuff from, and there's still a bazillion things left to do.
Some screenshots from the Admin panel (front-end is german, but that'll change once I figured a way to make translation work smoothly):
@faddat Repo is up (https://github.com/Radiergummi/Node-Penny-Auctions), can't guarantee it'll run on another machine straight away.
Considering cryptocurrency, I purposely sticked to "paymentUnits" everywhere I dealt with money, as I'd like to seperate payment and bidding, so things like Bitcoin should be not much more of a hassle than PayPal or credit cards.
Please bear with me, I'm no industry professional yet. You'll find a huge bunch of flaws in there, but that will definitely change once I get the thing running more or less stable.