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05 May 2020

An update on the technology/stack we used

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Money Manager Ex is a free, open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software. we have about 42k MAU and 10k DAU and here you go some stack we used to build and operate this tiny product.


This might be the basic ask to operate a product/software and this is to host our homesite and forum.

  • Compute/Droplet: we chose the digital ocean's primary standard virtual machine:
1 GB 1 vCPU 1 TB 25 GB $5/mo
  • OS, based on the above configuration, we think ubuntu 16.04 might be the base choice for us
Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic i686)
  • Database, sure thing it is MySQL
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.33, for debian-linux-gnu (i686) using  EditLine wrapper

we have several ports of MMEX and here I just list Desktop MMEX as a start.

  • The framework,  it is based on wxWidgets 3.0/3.1.
    • we are heavily relying on the wxWebview lib to render all reports related pieces of stuff.
  • Storage, it is SQLite3
  • With the benefit of wxWidgets, this product would be running on most of the platforms.
  • Tracking, we use both Google Analytics and built-in tool to track the usage.


Hope this helps.

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