Mercado Eletrônico is the leading B2B company in Latin America. Founded in
1994, it provides services for supply chain management, such as
e-procurement, catalog, sourcing and collaboration, based on an advanced
technology platform supporting more than 30,000 transactions a day and a
complex buyer/supplier user community.
The development of Mercado Eletrônico's technology platform started in 1994
using BBS software, which evolved to client/server and, in 1998, to the Web
using Microsoft Active Server Pages. In 2005, with an accumulated two million
lines of code ranging from stored procedures to AJAX interfaces, most of the
code was complex and hard to maintain IDL/COM+ transactional components,
implemented in a mix of Visual C++, Borland Delphi, and C#, and used by
classic ASP and ASP.NET pages directly.
When .NET 2.0 was released, it was made the primary target for... (more)