22 June 2023Back to Blog
How To Build a Successful Tech Stack
Not sure how to get started on mastering a great tech stack? Well, you’re in the right place.
Tech stacks are technologies that are used to create a website, web service, or mobile app. They consist of two elements: the front and back-end of a website.
Types of Tech Stacks
The front-end consists of what the client views and interacts with. Hence, front-end developers focus on creating graphics, buttons, and implementing interactions.
- Some front-end coding languages that we use at 5874 are HTML and CSS.
In some ways, the back-end of a website is like the bones and the nervous system of the website. These include behind-the-scenes pieces that make the visible portions look and act the way they do. Essentially, back-end stacks are the fundamentals that hold the site together.
How Are They Used & Their Importance
Tech stacks are significant as they determine the type of developers you hire. Their programming/coding skills must align with what is being used. It is also helpful to know what the project is based on. To choose the right technologies and software for a project, it’s important to understand the requirements.
Building Your Stack!
The first rule of building your tech stack?…
Understanding your business’s needs and goals.
This determines costs, time to market and also avoids troublesome changes in the future by considering what your team needs. Simplifying and developing an effective tech stack can be done by analysing your website and determining where there is room for automation.
We get it. It can be completely frustrating when you want to switch vendors. By implementing these suggestions, you can create a strong tech stack for your website and prevent future changes.
- Pick between industry and process-specific tools – To choose these, you must focus on your online store and what it is trying to achieve.
- To make an informed decision about which software to choose, it’s important to review user feedback and assess the software’s features for their practicality and usefulness to users. This way you can integrate the most useful ones into your tech stack.
- Affordability and Scalability – Ensuring that prices are reasonable and won’t change in the future is essential. Your tech stack’s software must guarantee that your eCommerce store can handle any additional data that arises as a result of international growth.
- Customisation and Integration – Customisation is a great way of simplifying things for your users. Adding a dropdown box function, as we did for our client ASC Direct, is an excellent customisation tool. Third-party integration is useful for seamless data exchange between stacks.
- Server, Cloud and Programming Languages – It is important to consider the hardware requirements when designing the infrastructure for your project. Programming languages handle a variety of tasks, including running your application code and interacting with databases.
- Speaking of Databases…This is a must-have for your tech stack. A database management system is needed to access and adjust data for your business needs.
- Free Trial – If you have a shortlist of vendors, check if they offer a free trial. A free trial is a great way to experience the tools first-hand before integrating them into your site.
Creating a tech stack is not light work. Therefore it’s essential to talk to an eCommerce agency with experience in the field. This will determine the correct tech stacks that are used to complete or create a fully functioning website for you. Not sure where to start on building your tech stack? No worries, contact us. We have a whole team of experienced developers who are just waiting to share their knowledge with you. Get in touch by contacting us here!