A tech stack is a crucial part of developing any web or mobile application.– Dave Nevogt
The term “tech stack” is used to describe the combination of programming, languages and technology beneath a software project, product, or service.
Selecting the right combination of development tools can determine whether or not your software succeeds, or even functions properly. It’s important to perfect your tech stack early in your product’s design process as a flawed stack can cost unnecessary time and money later on.
To learn more about building your SaaS tech stack, these 5 articles will get you started!
Starting things off is Hubstaff‘s Dave Nevogt. Intended primarily as an introduction to SaaS tech stacks, Nevogt’s piece explains both what they do and why they matter. Better still, Nevogt helps readers build the right stack for them!
Unless you’re an experienced developer, you probably have no idea how to choose a tech stack. And that’s okay.– Dave Nevogt
Sureswift Capital‘s Jim Bartek authors this short and sweet guide for building your SaaS tech stack. Calling on his 15 years of development experience, Bartek’s article provides a fantastic explanation of what “keeping it simple” really means.
Never tie your front end to your back end.– Jim Bartek
Changing gears a little, Product Management‘s Thierry Tremblay authors this Top 10-style list of what he considers the best tech stacks for SaaS companies. Tremblay’s intention is to demonstrate what highly efficient SaaS tech stacks look like, and to explain how each piece of the stack informs and interacts with the next. A highly valuable piece of the puzzle!
In a typical stack formation, a business’ day-to-day activities, including everything from data storage to business processing, and even on to their customers’ outreach via sales and marketing solutions, is done using technology that is located remotely.– Thierry Tremblay
The anonymous Scale Faster writer behind this piece offers a different perspective on choosing the right stack for you. As mentioned above, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to building your tech stack, and what works for some may not work for you. Learn how to choose the right one for you!
When looking for a developer or a trusted partner, talk to several and find out what their approach would be. A pattern may emerge that will give you a path to start on.– Scale Faster
Last but not least, our own Justin Talerico shares the details of his personal SMB Martech stack. Taking a more nuanced approach to the tech stack discussion, Justin explains how his previous enterprise stack informed his SMB stack at Beacon9. Looking to build or improve your SMB Martech stack? Look no further.
You not only need to understand what tools can do for you, but also how you get them to actually deliver on their promises.– Justin Talerico
Thanks so much for joining us for another SaaS roundup. We hope to see you here again next Monday!