Ladybug Podcast

We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more! Check out our website!

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How to Choose a Tech Stack


Welcome back to the 6th season of the Ladybug Podcast!! In this episode, we’ll be chatting about choosing a tech stack for your project is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an engineer. It will determine many aspects of your app, from development speed, to scalability, to the cost to run it. We’ll talk about how to choose technologies from two angles: one from an individual developer’s perspective: how do you decide what to learn? And the second from an architectural perspective: how do you decide what technologies to use for your project?

Show Notes
  • [02:53] What is a tech stack?
  • [06:01] What are some main points to think about when choosing what to learn?
  • [13:11] Look at job posts in your area
  • [19:49] How to deal with overwhelm
  • [25:28] Think Through your app
  • [31:01] Your engineering resources
  • [39:51] Is the technology production ready?
  • [52:18] Technical concerns
  • [1:00:09] Other important thoughts
  • [1:08:52] Shoutouts
Resources
  • Ladybug interview episode
  • Ladybug resume episode
  • Ladybug learning path episode
  • Core-js Article
  • Colby Fayock
  • Ladybug Systems Design Episode
  • Lodash vs. underscore
  • StackShare
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 2021-08-02  1h12m