Architecture #

This section gives an overall structure of the system.

Penpot has the architecture of a typical SPA. There is a frontend application, written in ClojureScript and using React framework, and served from a static web server. It talks to a backend application, that persists data on a PostgreSQL database.

The backend is written in Clojure, so front and back can share code and data structures without problem. Then, the code is compiled into JVM bytecode and run in a JVM environment.

There are some additional components, explained in subsections.


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