Cody is built upon 15 years of experience with many other CMS and web application frameworks ranging from widely available aging systems like Wordpress, Drupal, Sharepoint and DotNetNuke over in house developed systems in C and Java/JSP till state of the art stuff like Ruby on Rails and Google's Angular.
We took from each of those systems the bare minimum and made a strong extendable kernel. you can plug in extra functionality, self written or taken from our community of web app developers.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for running everything from simple websites to data-intensive real-time web applications across distributed devices.
Cody is fully open source. You can copy it, read the code, modify it, use it however you want. There is no fee, licence price.
Open source simply creates better software. Everyone collaborates around the world. As a result, the open source model builds higher-quality, more secure, more easily integrated software. And it does it at a vastly accelerated pace, often at a lower cost.
Openness. Transparency. Collaboration. Diversity. Rapid prototyping.
If you don't need custom built functionality, you can host your own website here for free.
If you want to extend your application with more than the standard functionality, you can host your own site, we'll provide you step by step instructions on how to set up a server and write extra models, views and controllers.