Why less is more in choosing Tech Stacks for your project

We tend to cripple ourselves as developers regarding the tools and technologies we should use to get the job done. Although the answer might be very obvious, we still unnecessarily ask ourselves questions such as “What programming language is the best?” or “Which tech stack has the best performance?” when we haven’t shown any output or results to build the product in the first place.

Frequently Asked Questions when choosing Tech Stacks for the project usually include the following:

  • Which programming language is better, Python or Java?
  • Is Flask more suitable than Node.js in choosing the right web framework?
  • What is the most ideal front-end option: Vue.JS, React or Angular?
  • Is MongoDB a better choice than MySQL when we talk about the database?
  • Should the application be self-hosted or be hosted by Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, or Google Cloud?

In reality, thorough planning and intelligent decision-making should take place first before you can pick anything and in the choice of the framework, tools or programming language, the cost is the top consideration.

How much time will you have to spend on your software development? How many man-hours are necessary to complete the application? These are some critical questions that should never be left hanging because it will surely haunt you somewhere along the way.

One should be able to learn how to combine the best mix based on available resources that will provide a suitable fundamental structure to deliver the expected outcome.

You have less technical and maintenance costs if you invest more in planning for the right components

Being a developer is not everything about the skill. In fact, it is more on how one maximizes such skills to be of good use not only for the client’s benefit but also for the developer’s career growth. Good planning and ability to see what-if scenarios are essential in choosing the right tech stacks.

It is not expected from someone to see all the possible scenarios because there are a lot of what-ifs that will only be seen during the production phase of the system development.

However, this does not limit everyone to at least exert utmost effort to look and document what-ifs on the early stage of planning. This is very crucial especially if your integration business process with the programming language.

If you have less understanding of the project requirements, it will cost you more to spend on sprints just to revise the certain areas of the development.

What matters are the results the tech stacks you bring into the table

It will not matter much to the end-user what kind of tools or framework did you use on building the software because what the clients are concerned about is the delivery of the right expectation, if not to exceed it. This is the reason why it is very important to understand the objective of creating a system in the first place.

The purpose should always be established. Otherwise, the changes in the structure initially due to the different interpretation of a developer versus the actual project requirement will be troublesome, especially if the pressure of time is at the spotlight.

If you spend less time on development, you will have more time to market your product

There are a lot of available options to produce the same quality of output but what matters is the time that you spent on building the structure. As developers perform and deliver based on the needs of the market, it is very vital to allocate enough time to sell yourself and your product. It is not an easy job and never will it be.

The necessity to adapt to new trends and to align your skills on the dynamic behavior of consumers is indeed one of the most challenging tasks. Looking at the skills and expertise that revolve around the world of new technology, it is more of a need than a want.

As a developer, you need to evolve with the advancement of technology. With the right choice comes the opportunity to lessen the steps to undergo in the software design and development.

Conclusion

In general, learning Tech Stacks does not require you to learn everything because the likelihood to achieve such is very remote given the fast-paced changes that we have in the tech industry. However, that impact of your choice of tech stack to use in software development may mean everything.

It’s not about how much you know about stacks, but it is more of how much value have you given to client and customers based on the application of your knowledge and skills.

A Software Engineer who loves to code and write articles.

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