The universe of technology is constantly evolving, especially when it comes to app development. Before you go ahead with preparing your toolkit for the next project, stop by and let us share our experience with you.
What do I need?
If you want to run an IT project (a mobile or web app) or build a specific piece of software – what do you need? Apart from, of course, an idea, and some funds. Building, running, and managing such a project demands choosing the most suitable technologies for each of the stages. We’ve just defined here what a tech stack is – the whole technology infrastructure or so-called solutions stack.
Why is it important?
Although it might seem like a trivial idea, especially for someone, who’s not really into tech but has an innovative idea for a product – choosing the right technologies at the very first stage proves beneficial later. You’ll see and appreciate dwelling on the tech stack with every step, and every new feature you’d like to add to your project.
The technology infrastructure determines the type of an app, its scalability, the level of customization you can achieve, and the resources you need, including developers’ skills. What you decide now, is going to influence the way you work later. Modifications in a tech stack mean hiring or retraining your staff and migrating (e.g. due to the development of technology) is a costly process.
What are the components of tech stacks?
It consists of:
• front-end tools
• back-end tools
• programming languages
• a database
• applications connected via APIs.
5 trending tech stacks in 2022
LAMP – it uses Linux (L) as the primary operating system, being open-source and free is its biggest advantage. A stands for Apache (HTTP Server), M – MySQL (Relational Database Management), and P – PHP (Programming Language).
Ruby on Rails (RoR, Ruby) is built on a dynamic programming language. It’s also an open-source and time-efficient stack. RoR is most often used for developing lightweight apps thanks to its repository of “gems” – different libraries, integrations, and frameworks used in the tech stack.
MERN – one of the types of the MEAN tech stack, the difference is that the Angular JS framework is replaced with React JS, hence the R here. It’s appreciated for the full-stack development opportunities and often used to create single-page applications.
Flutter – most suitable for developing cross-platform projects. It’s a UI software development kit provided by Google and based on Dart. It gained popularity because of its fast time-to-market.
Who you gonna call?
The road from an idea to a fully functional app doesn’t have to be long but might be bumpy. If you’re not sure whether you should go and create your project with MEAN or light your way upwards with LAMP – we’re here to help!
Write about your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll get advice not only about the tech stacks but also about the whole project plan.