Regardless of the problem you’re trying to solve, choosing the best programming language, library, or technology stack is critical to successful software development. Because there are so many programming languages, technologies, frameworks, and tools available, picking the wrong stack can have serious ramifications for a project or even a business. It is therefore critical to consider your project’s requirements thoroughly before beginning to write code.
There are seven critical factors to consider when determining the optimal Technology stack or programming language to adopt for a project:
1. Application Type
The type of application that you are developing, such as web apps, mobile applications, embedded firmware, etc., has a significant impact on the programming languages that you will be choosing for your particular project.
Analyze every component of the program, taking into account the sort of project being worked on, so that you may plan more thoroughly before releasing it. After launch, any architectural modifications become extremely expensive to make.
2. Application Complexity
The size and complexity of a project both play significant roles in determining which stack will be used on a project:
- Small scale projects: small and ready-to-use systems do not necessitate custom solutions and instead rely on standard app architecture.
- Mid-sized applications need certain levels of customization on both the server and client sides in order to develop a whole ecosystem consisting of interconnected web and mobile applications.
- Large applications rely heavily on custom solutions or brand new technology, such as multi-tenant infrastructure, different user authorization levels, machine learning algorithms, dedicated integrations, and many more. Their development demands on a combination of tools, frameworks, and technologies that are able to give the appropriate level of security, performance, and user experience.
3. Company Policy and Culture
Every business has its own preferences when deciding between using open source software and proprietary software, as well as internal and external technical support. The level of experience held by the programmers who will be working on the application is important because they are responsible for all of the upkeep and maintenance work once the web app has been released to the public.
4. Time to Market
According to Uptech, unless there’s a compelling reason to introduce a new technology, it is always better to leverage existing skill-sets to bring new ideas to life faster.
For start-ups, in order to get ahead, you should think about utilizing technologies that are common and already tested. Put together a well-thought out framework with an extensive ecosystem that can cut the amount of time needed for development.
Each and every technological stack and programming language is accompanied by an ecosystem that consists of libraries and vendor support for those libraries. In order to ensure that the option we choose is current and will continue to be current for some time into the future, we will investigate the trend as well as the update release cycles.
6. Scalability and Performance
A programming language’s scalability is more closely tied to the technology stack as a whole than to the language itself. Popular and proven stacks include.NET, LAMP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), MEAN and Java Spring that have been proven to have the scalability to handle large amounts of data.
Every application has different requirements in terms of security. For instance, apps linked to healthcare may need to comply with the HIPAA standard, whereas applications related to finance may need to comply with the PCI standard. The OWASP Top 10 should also be taken into account when selecting the appropriate stack.
When you are developing a new project, you should take your time selecting the web development stacks. The efforts of your team to get the app out on the market will be more difficult and expensive if you use the wrong tools just because you want to hasten the process.
WayMaker Digital is fortunate to have a large number of leaders that are well-versed in a wide variety of tech tools. Their professional insight and Momentum lessons on the tools assist students and businesses in reaching their full potential for growth and development. If you are still unsure about which tools, frameworks, or technologies will provide the greatest results for your application. It will be our pleasure to assist you. Call us now at +44-020-4538-0208.
About the author: Emmanuel Odunrintan is our brilliant software engineer. His ability to adjust to changes enables him to give ideas that are not only foundational but can also work with our growth and development team. He enjoys working with energetic colleagues who share the same passion as he does with work.