How to Define a Tech-stack for your Enterprise App? (Updated)
Working as a software consultant, my job is not limited to delivering the best business solutions to clients. I need to inform them which technologies we are going to consider as a tech stack of their enterprise mobile app and why as they see technology as a multi-headed hydra.
As per my experience, selection of the right technology stack defines the success of the mobility solution. It ensures on-time project completion and robust app performance and scalability. Especially, when you are developing an enterprise mobile app, time is a crucial element. Choosing the right mixture of tools and technologies is important for mobile app development to generate expected output.
What Is Enterprise Tech Stack?
While developing an enterprise mobility solution, you need to pick the right combination of hardware and software that delivers a clear value proposition to your business.
Tech Stack Definition
A technology stack involves unique programming languages. Frameworks, and developers tools for enterprise mobility solution development. It does not contain two or three technologies. It requires different technologies to create a design, code, architecture, IT infrastructure, testing, and deployment of your enterprise app.
Mainly, the technologies are divided into two parts: back-end tech stack and front end tech stack. As all the tech-stack related decisions fall into these two broad categories, let’s start with what are the client-side and server-side enterprise tech stack.
Server Side (back-end) Enterprise Tech Stack
Stack Selection LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Vs MEAN (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, Node.js)
Nobody likes slow running Apps. According to several benchmarks, Node.js is faster than PHP, and its event-driven architecture can significantly improve your app’s performance and user experience. Having said that, not every enterprise would find it prudent to recode everything in the new framework. LAMP is still reliable and can continue to support your enterprise App expansion strategies.
Client-Side (front-end) Enterprise Technology Stack
Selection between Native, Hybrid, and Progressive Web App
Developing enterprise mobile apps for multiple platforms and channels is not an easy task. However, technology is gradually consolidating with increased mobile cross-platform development support and integration. Nonetheless, you might have to select between Native, Hybrid, and Progressive Web Apps depending on your business requirement.
|Progressive Web Apps
|iOS Technology Stack
Toolkit: Apple Xcode, IntelliJ AppCode (iOS),
Android Apps (Java)
ToolKit: Android Studio, Android Developer Tools for Eclipse
Advantages of Native Enterprise App Development
- High performing applications
- Interactive and intuitive interface
- High-end security
- Exceptional user experience
- Puch capabilities
- Offline access
- Flexible data synchronization
Advantages of Hybrid Enterprise App Development
- Native like experience
- Offline support
- Hassle-free integration
- Multi-platform support
- Attractive UI/UX
- Easy to Maintain
- Improved time-to-market
Advantages of Progressive Web App Development
- Accessible in offline mode
- Zero loading time
- Low data usage
- No updates required
- Lower development cost
- Cross-browser and cross-device compatibility
Would you like to build enterprise mobility solution that accelerate your organizational processes and business growth?