Wow. You sound pretty angry. Ok. You keep in those e-commerce 'trenches' then. Sounds like you're having tons of fun down there. So using the term 'codebase' to you == naive bullshit. Well what pray tell am I supposed to term the code that makes up the application? Would you prefer the entirety of the application code? What would sound less 'weekend coder' or enthusiastic to you? That last line is pretty laughable. I never ever thought I'd read someone expounding the virtues of an e-commerce app sounding like a religious zealot / excerpt of bad sci-fi dialogue, but there you have it.