Choose the right technology stack.

Are you among those who spend on developing strategies to spur innovation and many more? The process automation, best practices, and a pool of talented resources alone can’t define the product success. The team’s working on legacy software makes new feature development almost difficult. So what do you need to create a great yet simple though powerful product within less time?

At Exeevo, we keep ourselves renewed with the latest tools and technologies. It was getting tough for us to integrate new features because we relied too much on those receding platform versions earlier. We didn’t stop there but designed a perfect plan for the upgrade. There were plenty of challenges we keep up and running, supporting our clients while rewrote the entire thing with a new set of tools. It took us few months, and those days were tough. We engaged industry experts outside consultants to get the best of their advice and inputs in shaping up a new product after achieving one after the other milestones with rigorous testing of features as part of those harrowing travails. Moving out of legacy tools requires strong determination and proper planning with the adequate skills to choose new tools.

Despite all odds, the first cut was excellent; Every one of us breathed a sigh of relief. Releases keep arriving with new features, one after the other. The product turned into a great application with robust performance, manageable code purposely to improve scalability and reliability. It was not straightforward; we might have been adrift if we had given up with the right choice of tools and frameworks in the tech stack that defined our path. The success of our re-engineered products gives us great satisfaction as we hear remarkable stories from our clients. The tech stack offered us flexibility which made upgrade integrating with new tools quite possible.

When would you shift to the latest tech stack? Choosing the right technology according to your needs defines the success of the project. Which is the best tech stack available? It depends upon the purpose and size of the project. Consider scalability, maintainability, security, development speed, upgrade, and broad community support before choosing any tech stack. More extensive projects involve many tools, and the tech stack can grow big and small-size projects may need less and simple tools.

Simplifying a tech stack

These questions will further help you to identify the appropriate tech stack.

a) Do you need front-end apps: a web app, native or hybrid app.

b) What communication protocols would you like to send data to the server from front-end apps: microservices, web services, or inbuild third-party database servers.

c) Which database would you use to store data in the backend.

d) Do you need any reporting tool for your database.

e) Which apps and services do you want to use to monitor front and backend apps and services for better application management.

f) Which of the readily available tools you would like to use for CI/CD.

g) The more you diversify your tools more is the risk for vulnerabilities. Do you need inbuild security or do you want encryptions across all apps? Do you want to limit the usage of third-party tools

h) What kind of skills set is available within your teams.

i) Are you developing a POC, or MVP, or Enterprise product.

j) Are you looking for ready-made solutions for quick turnaround and go to market.

k) AI and ML itself have a huge tech stack. You can keep on adding new tools based on your needs.

l) Though there are open source tools readily available to buy premium features, you need to keep a decent budget.

Tech stack at Exeevo.

Our tech stack is modern though it uses comparatively very stable frameworks, tools, and technologies.

Angular/ionic framework for front-end development, Java spring boot for micro-services, python for data science, Microsoft CRM, the entire Microsoft Business Applications stack includes Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Azure, Teams, and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, along with many other popular tools for application monitoring, service monitoring, and security frameworks. You can find more details on G2 stack.

There is no ideal tech stack as such cost-effective platforms, time-proven technologies, low code or no code, may not always work.

I serve as Director platform Engineering for Exeevo and I am responsible for delivery, technical thought leadership, advanced technology incubations