How to Choose the Proper Tech Stack for a Project


Viaduct experts are perfectly aware how difficult it is to select a proper tech stack that is the basis for effective and successful realization of any IT project. To begin with, a tech stack is a complex fusion of programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and software chosen to create and implement the customer’s idea. A tech stack is conventionally divided into two parts: client (front-end) and server (back-end). Before the team starts to choose technologies, it is necessary to thoroughly analyze the type and size of a project and its requirements, scalability, security and optimization, the client’s wishes, and the team’s experience and resources.

When deciding upon the appropriate tech stack for a project, an individual approach is very important, as well as: listening to the customer; not taking on a project if the team is not ready; and choosing the right stack for the task set by the client. As every IT project has its own characteristics and peculiarities (e.g. tech stacks for mobile vs web development are different), it is not easy to choose the best tech stack for software development. For a competent and effective selection of the tech stack, take into account some tips, which impact the development process of a project:

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he first thing you should do is to define the type and size of a project (large, medium or small) and the timeline for creating a product, as the scope and complexity of the tech stack directly depend on these parameters of a project.

● Knowing the tech requirements of a project will help you define languages, frameworks and other architectural solutions to build a desired product.

● Select those technologies with which your developers have had enough experience and expertise, and can work promptly and effectively on a project. Customers always have an interest in recruiting highly-skilled professional developers, so figure out how many specialists your team will need to create a product using the right tech stack within a given period of time.

● Reflect upon the project maintenance and support cost. Nothing is free. Take into consideration subscription fees, maintenance and license costs your company will need to pay afterwards.

The success of a project will depend on a thoughtful analysis and the right tech stack. To avoid stressful and awkward situations, do not make quick decisions and follow the tips that Viaduct finds successful and uses in day-to-day work. You can also contact us at Viaduct, and our experts will build you the right product by finding excellent solutions and providing professional technical support, no matter the challenge.