Tech to use for your next app in 2019

One of the many worries business owners have is creating a product and a few years down the line there is no support to continue maintenance on that product.

Based off of research from the Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey and Upwork, the trends across both sites came to similar conclusions.

Backend: PHP/.NET

PHP has been around for decades, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. If you want to get an app up and running quickly and ensure that you will be able to find support for the application for years to come, PHP is a great choice. .NET has also been around for a long time, and mainly used for enterprise business applications, but there is a large pool of developers available to you at any given time to lean on.

Our choice: PHP would not be our first choice, but if we are working with a client where long term maintenance is a concern, we would push to use it but there are caveats where at scale it can become more costly than other languages.

Frontend Framework: React

There was little contest on this. While Vue.js and Angular are also very popular frameworks within the developer community, the number speak for themselves and React has the most demand and is in use the most out there. One of the biggest reasons for this may be due to…

Mobile App Development: React Native

While there are many different ways to write apps for iOS and Android, using a framework to write code once and deploy everywhere helps greatly reduce costs and the performance is phenomenal. React Native allows developers to write apps with React and they can be deployed across multiple ecosystems simultaneously.

Summary

Finding the right developer for your application can be difficult, but it doesn’t need to be. Diving in to finding a developer with these few key insights can be helpful to ensuring you weed out developers that are going to over-promise and under deliver, or be costly because there will be little room to reuse code and save costs.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with the suggestions above?

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