What we use to build AlternativeTo

All the tools, services and so on that we use when we develop AlternativeTo. AlternativeTo is built with Next.JS and .Net Core and is hosted on Azure with a SQL backend. We do use a lot of other services as well and you can read all about them below.

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  1. Frameworks and Libraries

  2. Next.js icon

    Almost the defacto standard for running React apps on the webapps nowadays.

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    Next.js screenshot 1
  3. React icon

    React is the backbone of Next.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
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    React screenshot 1
  4. TypeScript icon

    We use Typescript to make sure we do not add to many runtime errors.

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    TypeScript screenshot 1
  5. React Hook Form icon

    We use loads of different packages of course but React Hook Form is one of the main ones. Used to build forms in React.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • React
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  6. .NET Core icon

    Our API is built in .NET Core and C#

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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  7. Development Tools

  8. JetBrains Rider icon

    Switched from Microsoft Visual Studio to Rider a while ago.

    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    JetBrains Rider screenshot 1
  9. Visual Studio Code icon

    Mainly to work with React / Next. I.e everything except .net core development.

    • Code Editor
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
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    Visual Studio Code screenshot 1
  10. pnpm icon

    I switched from Yarn to this a while back. Mainly to see if i could speed up the CI pipeline a bit. Not sure how much it helped.

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    pnpm screenshot 1
  11. NuGet icon

    As the server side package manager for .Net stuff.

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    NuGet screenshot 1
  12. Azure Data Studio icon

    To manage our Azure SQL Database.

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    The dashboard
  13. GitHub icon

    Like most other software developers nowdays we use GIT as our source control system and we host our code on GitHub. We also use their issue system to associate bugs with commits and so on.

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    Homepage
  14. Git icon

    Since we use Github we of course also use Git.

    • Version Control System
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Linux Mobile
    • Haiku
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  15. Testing and Monitoring

  16. Jest icon

    Jest is a unit testing framework for JavaScript used by Facebook to test React apps.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
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  17. Cypress.io icon

    Awesome test framework for integration and E2E tests.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
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    Cypress.io screenshot 1
  18. Thunder Client icon

    Thunder Client is a hand-crafted lightweight Http Client extension for Visual Studio Code. No separate download needed, Just install the extension from VS Code marketplace.

    • API Client
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Visual Studio Code
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    Thunder Client Main Interface
  19. Google Lighthouse icon

    To make sure the page is as fast as possible.

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    Google Lighthouse screenshot 1
  20. Request Metrics icon

    The easy way to track your Core Web Vitals and boost website performance. Real-user monitoring with automatic noise-cancelling and actionable recommendations.

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    The easy way to track Core Web Vitals & website performance
  21. TrackJS icon

    To see if there are any errors.

    • Error Logger
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    TrackJS Dashboard shows you where the real problems are hiding.
  22. Hosting and Infrastructure

  23. Redis icon

    As a cache for data that is accessed often.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Redis running on Windows
  24. Microsoft SQL Server icon

    As the primary database for the site

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    Microsoft SQL Server screenshot 1
  25. Docker icon

    Both in production and for development.

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    Docker screenshot 1
  26. Azure DevOps icon

    Most of our CI/CD is running in Azure Devops.

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    Azure DevOps screenshot 1
  27. Cloudflare icon

    To speed up your requests, detect spam and some great HTTPS support.

    • CDN
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
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    Technology Overview 1
  28. Microsoft Azure icon

    To host most of our servers, databases and so on.

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    Microsoft Azure screenshot 1
    Microsoft Azure screenshot 2
    Microsoft Azure screenshot 3
  29. Algolia icon

    To provide you with an incredible fast and accurate search

    • Search Server
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Android SDK
    • Ruby
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • AngularJS
    • cURL
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Node.JS
    • Objective-C
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    Algolia screenshot 1
  30. Admin & Other

  31. Google Search Console icon

    To keep an eye on the SERP.

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    Google Search Console screenshot 1
  32. Google Analytics icon

    We spend a lot of time trying to understand how the site works and how our users engage with the site, and we do most of that digging in Google Analytics.

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    Map
  33. Auth0 icon

    For authentication and some user management.

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    Auth0 screenshot 1
  34. Slack icon

    AlternativeTo is a distributed team and since not two single people are based in the same city, this is our digital office.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Slack screenshot 1
  35. Nuclino icon

    For internal documentation.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
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    Nuclino screenshot 1
  36. Asana icon

    For all our task management and daily operations.

    • Project Management Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Asana screenshot 1
  37. Front icon

    A collaborative inbox and support chat.

    • Team Collaboration Tool
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Front screenshot 1
  38. iA Writer icon

    A lot of blog posts, plans and other long.form texts have been typed up in this application, either on Mac OS X or on iOS.

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    iA Writer screenshot 1
  39. 1Password icon

    To keep the passwords safe and to share them with our team.

    • Password Manager
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox
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    1Password screenshot 1
  40. VirusTotal icon

    The team often checks on apps using VirusTotal, to ensure they're safe for users.

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    Homepage
  41. Google AdSense icon

    Our primary source of income.

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    Design 2023

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marto1
CommentFeb 23, 2021

Really polished product guys! Very useful for both beginner and advanced users.

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James Adler
CommentJul 20, 2020

The technologies used by you are great. But I wonder if you could have made the same web app using fewer technologies.

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benthomas
CommentMay 27, 2020

This is pretty cool that you're willing to share this stuff! Always fun to see the clock innards. <3

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Lawrence Chiagozie
CommentMar 30, 2020

Can there be an alternative to alternativeto?

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David

Yes, absolutely! There already are alternatives listed here: AlternativeTo icon AlternativeTo

Feel free to add new ones or suggest changes to the apps in that list!

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Finessaready Figurolli
CommentJan 24, 2019

You guys are wicked awesome for even sharing this information

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coralinecastell

We could argue they are open-sourcing their open source alternative website!

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