How to choose the right tech stack?

Tech Stack

Building an app may sound simple, but the truth is that it requires a lot of focus and expertise to do it correctly. Choosing the right tech stack when developing is crucial for the final result to be consistent with the expectations set at the beginning of the project.

Every company is different and has particular needs. Depending on what those needs are, they’re going to be the tech stacks they need. In a few more paragraphs ahead, we’ll go deeper into this term and all that it means, but to give you a hint, we can say it is a bundle of services and technologies picked to build a specific product called a stack.

Before the development process begins, the most common thing to have in mind is the final product. In other words, what the user is going to see. The back-end tools needed to assemble the interface that the user will interact with are selected with the final product in mind.

What is a tech stack and how to pick the best one?

What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when reading the word ‘stack’? Maybe you think about a pile of books that need to be organized. Well, when talking about tech stack, we’re referring to a collection of software needed to develop a certain app. 

These stacks are used by all the teams involved in the development. In-house employees and remote staff both need to rely on the technology needed to carry on the project. At WillDom we work hard to find the right workers and stack to meet our client’s goals.

Choosing the perfect technology to build a product is always hard. It’s the first step a team must take before starting to write any code or designing any frames. There are many options to decide from, which can make the decision a bit frustrating. That’s why here are some tips to pick the one that best works to meet the project’s goals.

Website and application development involves different layers. Those are front-end (user-side) and back-end (server-side) development. There are many available technologies to consider when deciding which one to apply to the back-end and front-end. These include different programming languages and various frameworks.

Front-end

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the programming languages of choice among developers. Here’s more information on these tools.

  • HTML is often used to decide different colors, styles, spacing, among other things.
  • The style sheet language (CSS) is the one that describes how a document built using HTML will be displayed to the end user. 
  • JavaScript is a programming language. It’s the most widely used to create any effect in apps and websites such as pressing buttons.

There are different frameworks that can be used with HTML/CSS and JavaScript, depending on what’s available and needed.

Together with HTML and CSS, Bootstrap, Foundation and Ulkit are often used. While the most popular ones used to work with JavaScript are Angular and React. 

Back-end

Remember that the back-end is everything that goes on behind what the end-user sees. It’s what is called server-side. This includes the operating system, programming language used, web development, framework and server setup.

The most popular programming languages are:

  • Java.
  • Python.
  • Ruby.
  • PHP.
  • JavaScript.

Among other tech stacks there are:

  • Xampp toolkit, such as Apache, MySQL or PHP.
  • Wins stack, that consists of different technologies associated to determine the IP address of a particular computer.

At WillDom we count on expert software developers to help advise our clients on which technologies are the best to use. In addition, they will inquire to understand what the scope of the project is. Based on that, they will advise what’s the proper tech stack for that project. For example, developing an app for mobile is not the same as developing an app for the web.

Another point to take into account is that the application must be scalable. That is to say, perhaps an MVP will be produced first. But then it will have to be iterated, and in that iteration new features and integrations will surely be included, for example.

How an agile remote staff can help a business

At WillDom we are not only concerned about connecting clients with the best experts in software development, but also in providing companies with the possibility of relying on a full remote staff within an agile framework.

In the world of software development, it’s necessary to have an agile approach to achieve the flexibility and the agility that this framework provides to a project. Having agile teams to fill your software developments will make the project more cost-effective and will also help you make better decisions and save time when implementing a product.

Furthermore, agile makes people communicate in a better way. Since this framework is all about collaboration, it increases transparency on the processes and the goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can best help your project grow, don’t hesitate to contact us through our website, WillDom.com, or via LinkedIn. We are here to help you achieve your business goals.

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