Choosing the right technology stack for a project

Daniel Mendie
August 28, 2023

Every company looking forward to delivering a worthy reputation of itself to its customers through the services it renders must invent an acceptable means of staying at the top of its game through the constant reflection of past jobs, experiences, and workers' commitment to what the company stands for. Differences in managerial tasks, concepts, people, and technology have always ensured that no two companies are equal.

A software company is no where different from other companies that constantly strive to become better through processes and options they find available to them for delivering their services. A common option among technology companies is the choice of technology stack it chooses to implement and adapt to for delivering their services.  

A technology company is as strong and adequate as the technology stack it chooses to adapt to and with this in mind, I’ll explore the possible effects and criteria for choosing the right technology stack

A Technology Stack is a set of tools that are utilized to develop and control an application. It comprises a blend of programming applications, frameworks, and programming languages that understand a few parts of the program.

There are so many technology frameworks available. Each of them has its distinct flavor, advantages, and shortcomings. Each technology platform has different capabilities, and it will be better at handling specific types of non-functional requirements than its other counterparts.

For example, if you would like to develop an e-commerce platform used by everyone or a workflow platform to be used by a set of people. In either case, the questions to be answered before making a technology selection are different.

It becomes crucial to select the right technology stack and architecture before starting development. If not done carefully, it can lead to:

  1. Time and Cost overruns
  2. Limitations in implementing certain features
  3. Increased complexity leads to a higher cost of making changes
  4. Difficult to maintain
  5. Difficult to an onboard new team member

To properly categorized the technology stack, one must consider from the point of an application’s platform, this could be either:

  1. Web 
  2. Mobile

What to consider when choosing a technology stack

To correctly come close to choosing the right technology stack for a project, a few things must be brought to consideration and the level of thought put into each section determines how effective each section will turn out to be.

The following must be considered:

1. Project type and requirements

The type and requirements of a project will mostly point to what technology stack to use for building the product, these requirements may include platform choice, what level of security is required, extensibility, and adaptability of the tools used. As stated, not all programming languages, frameworks, and tools can deliver the expected outcome for a project, and as such requirements must be given serious consideration.

2. Project’s required method of delivery

A project's deliverable method may also be considered, as this has to greatly do with how the stakeholders want the project to be delivered to them. Most stakeholders may request that the project be built with a specific language or use a certain tool to aid their management of the delivered project. 

3. Team expertise

A team's confidence in what they know about a certain technology stack, framework, and tools should also be considered before moving forward with the selected technology stack.

4. Cost of implementing technology stack

Most technology stacks may be costly to implement when adapting or switching. and cost may be in form of time taken for staff to learn the technology behind the tools and frameworks.


Most big corporations can say part of their success depended on the choice of tech stack. Some of them have made progressive efforts compared to when they just started by changing or adding to the technology they use.

A careful choice of what to use, when to use, and how to use is necessary to ensure growth in any company.

Daniel Mendie
Hi, I'm Daniel Mendie. Throughout my life, I've held a profound fascination for the seamless operation of electronics, marveling at how they function independently. Over the years, this intrigue has harmoniously coexisted with the knowledge that it takes a skilled developer to bring these marvels to life.
Lagos, Nigeria
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