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Right Technology Stack for your Web Application

By Sameer Thakur

Before diving into the core of technology stack let’s learn more about what it is.

Technology stack is a combination of different technologies which are used to design, develop, deploy and maintain the web application.

 

Here are the few technologies which are used in web application development :

 

Backend Development:

  • Languages: PHP/MySQL
  • Framework: Laravel

 

Frontend:

  • Languages: HTML5/CSS3, SASS, LESS, JavaScript
  • Framework: Bootstrap, VueJS, AngularJS

 

Design Tools:

  • PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, Invisionapp.

 

Server:

  • Linux, Windows

Now the question is how to find right technologies for development of your web application. Because if you search online for technologies you will find many languages, tools, software etc.

But the best way to find right technology is to define your requirements first and then on the basis of those requirements choose the right technologies.

 

Five Key points to Define your Website/Web Application requirements:

 

Complexity:

Simple website are those which are used to show online presence of you business where traffic on the website has nothing to do with business. Also their are no features where visitors can interact with website and submit their info.

Balanced websites are those which are simple but has some unique features which help their business like small eCommerce, Lead Capturing, Restaurant booking etc.

Complex Web Application are those application, which are the soul of the business, means that the whole business of the company works around it. These applications has many complex features and these applications are always in development phase where new features are added continuously. Like big eCommerce Marketplace, CRM application, Fintech Application, Custom Software for business etc.

 

Time Span:

Before starting development of your website/web application you need to decide when would you like go online with your website. This will further help you with deciding right technologies, Because if you want the website to go live immediately you can use pre written Scripts, CMS, Plugin’s, extensions, packages etc which will provide many required features pre-built and this will decrease the time to develop the website.

 

Cost:

This is most important part because you should know how much will it cost you to develop your website/web application.

A simple website can take time from 2 weeks to a month. A balanced website can take time 2 to 6 months time. And complex web application are those which are always in development phase. These applications basically have 3-4 version working always like: Live, Testing, Development etc. So developer are always working to create new features, resolve bugs and design issues.

To estimate cost of your website you can multiply the time required for development with hourly wadges of your developer.

 

Security:

Simple websites are only use to show online presence but where visitors submit not personal info, so for simple website we do not need to worry much about the security.

But in case of balanced and complex web applications you should choose those technologies which can create secure web application.

There is no technology or language which you use and guarantee 100% security because the security of your web application not only depends on which technology or language you are using to build it but also upon how you are developing it. So if you develop the web app using the right technologies in right way it will be secure. But if you developer is not aware of security measure then no technology or language can make your website secure.

All of the top level technologies and languages provides security guidelines and by following the these guidelines you can assure your web application security.

 

Scalability:

Web applications are based upon the Internet, an app server, and a database server. Building scalable web applications means that architecture of the application will allow the web app to grow in terms of “number of users using the system/number of requests” without affecting its performance.

 

Three factors to make a web app scalable:

 

Performance Tuning

In performance tuning try to find out the bottlenecks and other issues causing the loss in performance. These issues may occur due to code quality, configuration settings, caching strategies etc.

 

Best practices to resolve these issues:
  • Before starting the project the developer should have clear functional requirements.
  •  Performance tuning means that your team should only try to fix those issues, which do not meet the set requirements. The more you optimise your application, the more code you will need to fix, which may result in new unexpected issues and longer delivery time.
  • Cache should be implemented only of those requests which are used frequently. Because if you implement cache without considering this it will cause other limitations.

 

Vertical Scaling

Vertical scaling is required when one of your web app elements “suddenly” requires more physical memory for processing the requests. To fix the issue, you can equip this node with more CPU, Memory. Bandwidth or I/O capacity to reduce the app‟s sluggishness. While vertical scaling may be faster and cheaper to implement, it may not be a viable long-term solution for your product.

 

Horizontal Scaling

In horizontal scaling we add more machines to increase the performance of the system. In this case the different requests are handled by different machines which results in better performance.

 

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