How to Choose The Right Tech Stack

This week is London Tech Week and we thought we’d discuss the factors to consider when choosing the right tech stack for your next project.

London Tech Week is a joint venture from Informa Tech and Founders Forum which celebrates the strength and diversity of technology in the UK. This years week long festival of events will take place from the 13th to the 17th June 2022. Read more about London Tech Week here.
To celebrate the festival, we thought we’d elaborate on what you should be considering when deciding on the tech stack for your next project.
Your tech stack is typically a group of solutions, software products and programming languages. This can either be for front-end (how it looks) or back-end (how it works) usage.

When choosing the tech stack for your next project, you should consider the following:

Your Goal or Objective:
The first thing you need to consider is the overall goal or objective you want to achieve. What is the purpose of your project?  When you have this in mind, you will need to evaluate the technical needs of your project or the product you want to create.

Resources Required:
When beginning any project, one of the most important things to consider is your budget and the resources required to complete the work. For example, depending on the project in question, it might be more beneficial for your team to utilise some form of ready-made solution which could present further costs. Some open-source frameworks are free to use but there might be a subscription fee involved for more advanced capabilities.

Existing Knowledge:
The current knowledge and experience within your team is definitely something to keep in mind. If you are venturing into new territory or developing something more specific/with a niche purpose, you may need to invest in a specialist colleague or training for your team to efficiently work with a specific solution.

It’s important to consider the maintenance aspect of your project, as it could mean extra work in the future that needs to be accounted for. For example, if you are developing an application, it might need to be monitored after its release and any relevant bugs will need to be fixed. Using languages which are more effective with short and easy-to-maintain codes can help with this.

You can save yourself future stress by utilising a tech stack which is capable of growth or being scaled up. Whether this is by being able to add new features or by being able to cope with a larger amount of users. Many developers choose to use Javascript when they have scalability in mind due to it being a more powerful programming language but still remaining flexible.

You can take a look at our client success stories to get an idea of some of the projects our team has been involved in and you can check out our own Tech Stack here.
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