The primary language of the backend is Java.
Spine promotes strong typing of all parts of a business model. You don't have to deal with Json.
Thanks to Protobuf support, a model can be extended preserving backward compatibility with clients running older code.
Constrains defined in a business model are automatically checked for commands, events, and entity states.
The model is defined and maintained in Protobuf. The code is automatically generated for all the languages of your project, as you update the model.
Messages like commands or events, entity state objects, query results, and many other business logic objects being immutable greatly simplify the code since they are automatically thread-safe, and as such are freely shared or referenced.
Transforming a single-tenant application into
a multi-tenant one requires very few lines of code. You don't have to introduce
tenantId parameters for all the calls.
The framework promotes writing storage- and platform-agnostic code. You can start with JDBC and later switch to Google Cloud Platform Datastore by changing few lines of code.
Permissive Apache License allows using the framework in closed-source projects. You are welcome to contribute to the framework development.
The story behind Spine
We started working on the framework after two CQRS/ES projects. Having the experience of tons of manual work for creating commands, events, message handlers, delivering messages and data to web and mobile clients, we thought that there must be a more productive.
Using existing CQRS/ES frameworks caused us to compromise on a number of things, including type safety, immutability, writing conversion code for inter-platform communications, etc. So in June 2015 we decided to build a tool for us and software developers like us.