February 14, 2019
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“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
– Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder
This applies to every aspiring entrepreneur. But to our surprise, 90% of startups fail.
CBInsights have published one research paper on why startups fail based on analysis of 101 startup postmortems. They have found the top 20 reasons behind the startups’ failure including product-market fit, funding, competition, cost issues, lack of a right team, unfriendly product, and so on.
Breaking down the reasons for failure, one thing is common that very less importance is given on user research and user experience. At early stages of startups, user experience, cost-effectiveness, and team support are as equally important as your idea.
Alongside those factors, how well you manage the budget and when you go public matter a lot too.
The wrong choice of tech stack often leads you to the mismanagement, idea failure, and improper strategy to scale the idea. For example, Orkut failed due to improper product management and old technologies to keep it running while Facebook is thriving by using modern technologies with rich UI.
Whether you are an entrepreneur planning a successful online business, thought to enhance an existing one, or just landed here to expand your knowledge base, this post will certainly help.
Considering the startup world, the startup economy also has observed ups and downs over the past few years. Useful and sustainable ideas won over the innovative ones that were capable to stay only for a shorter period of time.
Idea matters and so does the choice of technology.
You will find a huge number of articles discussing features, statistics, advantages, and disadvantages of one over others. That’s not new. The matter of fact is they are favoring one particular framework, tool, or a language.
Our aim is to guide you through the current market trends and help you identify sustainable yet cost-effective technology solutions for your startups.
Last year, the React library dominated the front-end world. ReactJS is being widely used across the world to build highly-interactive, modern, and feature-rich web applications as well as cross-platform mobile applications using React Native framework.
The below picture from stateofjs shows the top position of React in front-end development frameworks.
Not only startups, but the world’s powerful tech companies are also using React in their development environments like Netflix, Yahoo, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and so on.
Keeping startup stage in mind, React app development offers two key advantages:
One is it does not take more time to develop an application that would help a startup to validate their idea faster and that too with highly-interactive, modern web/mobile apps.
Second in the list is React’s ability to deliver feature-rich app experience that suits your pocket.
So, in both these cases, using React or React Native for your startup can be beneficial. It is easy to find developers to React and the constant support of great Facebook open source community is dedicated to making it more stable and advanced.
Now, time to pick second from the list, Angular 2+.
It is reasonable that at the initial validation phase of a startup, one would not have far-reaching planning to scale their ideas.
The below picture from stateofjs shows the popularity of Angular over time.
Angular is used by many giants including Microsoft, Google, Forbes, BMW(Find a dealer), VMware, JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq Business, and many more.
First and foremost advantage of Angular development is it lets you use one codebase to build startup presence on platforms like web, mobile, native mobile apps, and desktops.
Moreover, it doesn’t require micromanagement of developers due to its well-designed structure. It is considered one of the widely-suitable frameworks for startups of all sizes.
Also, note that Angular has a somewhat strict and clumsy programming style that doesn’t allow flexibility and that’s the reason why developers are choosing other options over Angular 2+.
With the easier learning curve, the Vue.js framework gained enormous popularity in a very shorter period of time. Many have used Vue.js in their development environments and are observing notable differences in performances, for instance, Xiaomi, Alibaba, Netflix, Grammarly, EuroNews, GitLab, and so on.
Below image from stateofjs represents the popularity of Vue.js
When you consider vue.js over React for startups, you will be having two major benefits – shorter time-to-market of your app and highly-interactive UIs.
Vue.js app development is surely the best choice for startups that are more focused on graphically-enhanced digital presence and looking for minimal optimization efforts in less time.
Node.js is widely used across the world. IBM, LinkedIn, Netflix, PayPal, GoDaddy, SAP, Walmart are some of the big companies that have chosen Node.js development.
Node.js is best known for its ability to deliver dynamic, scalable, and maintainable applications and that’s why it is a topmost choice of a huge number of developers for startup app development.
According to Ember.js official website, Microsoft, Netflix, LinkedIn, Square, zendesk, and many more are using Ember.js in their development environments.
It can help startups to give a modern touch to web applications.
The other great advantage of Ember.js is it uses the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern that enables separation of business logic and back-end logic making development faster.
It is the most preferred choice when you need to develop a SPA(Single-page applications) for your products/services. Ember.js is widely known for building secure and feature-rich web applications.
Express.js is an open-source, web application framework for Node.js. According to Wikipedia, Express currently has more than 500 million downloads and used by companies like IBM, Uber, Accenture, and Fox Sports.
Below image from stateofjs represents the popularity of Express.js
Note: Express.js is a backend component in MEAN stack and is widely used with MongoDB, and AngularJS.
For startups that prefer full-stack development for their ideas to deliver fast, modern, and feature-rich web applications, Express.js would be a favored solution.
Ideas are Never-Ending!
Choosing a tech stack is subjective and depends on a lot many factors like business domain, requirement, audience, budget, and availability of resources.
Before you proceed further, one needs to understand that startups require choosing a tech stack that suits all above mentioned factors.
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