When it comes to selecting a tech stack, the choices you make today could have a cascading impact for several years. On one hand you wish to be cool and modern-day, however on the other, you wish to build with innovation you understand– and sometimes getting to market is more vital than riding the latest technology wave.

The problem is that your decisions can have repercussions that result in technical financial obligation, the principle that as you make one decision, you need to pay a debt of sorts to repair underlying structural problems in the code as the result of those choices you made early.

Before you begin flipping out, it’s something that takes place to every company and is truly difficult to avoid– so you make your options and get your item out the door.

At today’s TechCrunch Early Phase conference, HappyFunCorp CEO and co-founder Ben Schippers and CTO Jon Evans discussed selecting the optimum tech stack. The pair have actually developed custom-made software for companies like Amazon, Samsung, WeWork and AMC, so they understand a thing or 2 about the topic.

What to think about prior to choosing

Image Credits: HappyFunCorp Evans states startups need to weigh several key elements when choosing a tech stack, however advancement speed tops the list. “The single most essential feature of your tech stack is speed,” he said. “The ideal stack will give you the most speed, compared to the options.”

However early options have other implications. “In the medium- to long-run, you have to be mindful about adding what we call technical financial obligation, which is really the negative effects of a spaghetti nest of bad code that is tightly coupled and causes unfavorable adverse effects all over the place,” he said.

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