What tech stack to use for your next startup?

Whether you are CTO/CEO of the new startup or you are among the bright-minds of a huge company that want to release a new product, the choice of tech stack for your project can be a pain point.

Let’s imagine that you have everything: a wireframe, basic designs, a document describing features, even market research – you are ready for the development. But what kind of programmer you need to find? Of course, you may employ Efisco for that! Yet, you might be interested in your own decisions and understand why it is so.

Timing

The first and foremost factor which influences your decision is how much money you have for the project. Your budget has a significant impact on project timing. Some startups have a year for the development to hit the market. Others are ready for hard work during three, five, and sometimes ten years.

If you don’t have much time and luckily some tech skills – you might stick with the stack you are familiar with and employ profs that you need. If you have more time, you can take the technology that provides more stability, scalability, and maintenance benefits in the long run.

Existing code

If you are planning to develop a project using open-source platforms and libraries, or you have a legacy code you can base on, the choice of stack might depend on how much functionality possible to implement with no or minimal customization. Please note, while choosing a stack, you need to take into account the issue of licensing through GPL, for example. 

Popularity

It is funny, but the popularity of the tech stack you choose can influence costs and timing for the development. You may check Stackoverflow, for example, to find out what languages, platforms, frameworks are in trend now, which ones are most developed according to programmers’ community. The more popular language and framework you choose, the easier it will be for you to hire a software architect and developers for your startup.

Familiarity

If you are a tech pro, planning to do the next big thing, you need to choose a tech stack you are familiar with. It will make the development faster, the hiring process smoother, and release closer.

Support

In case you are not the expert, you need to rely on your team, but additionally, it’s a good idea to choose a tech stack with commercial support. Google and StackOverflow are good, but sometimes even the most skillful dev gets stuck with an issue. It’s not possible to solve the following other’s advice.

Commercial support of technology is the key to finding a solution.

To sum up

The choice of the right tech stack for your startup has a crucial impact on project success. First, it helps to determine if your budget is enough for your idea. Additionally, you will learn if you can scale your product on later stages, as well as issues you might face.

And even being an expert in a particular field, don’t rely only on your skills. You can always trust the Efisco team.