So How Are Modern Online Services / Communities / Properties / Products Getting Built Now?

If you have deluded yourself you have a great idea and a solid plan for its realization, and it involves “the web” — and how could it not? — How to start, and what to use?

Sometime it is obvious.  You need AWS. You need a back end. You need a front end… and of course things start getting tricky.   Devices or Browsers?  Do-most-everything tools (Adobe this, Oracle that, Dot-net-whatever, etc.) or best of bread (mix iOS with RoR, or run with Java/Grails and Some javascript framework on the back end? Good o’l LAMPP??? Cold fusion anyone? Is Haht still around?

At some point you might actually be thinking “which JS Framework is the one to bet on?

Other than my sympathy, i can also offer this neat URL to tell you so much you didn’t already know about who is using what:    click here to see the google trends view of Js frameworks… now.

Is this fair? is it right? is it that simple? I stared at this for quite a while, before realizing what was missing (I think — this is not an area I know much about!) Node.JS anyone? Then change the timeframe, change the regions, etc etc. Does it really mean anything? I suspect it does… but then, not really so much that is useful in the particular even if interesting in the general case.

Now back to those other big questions — RoR? Python for everything? Go?  It seems Django / Phython or RoR coupled with JS framework might be good if, say, your UI needed to show markup language effects in a WYSIWYG editor for some reason…

So much to investigate… I think I will just ask the experts!


Update:  Some interesting data on what high growth startups are using:  here  (based on Anglelist data, so…).

2 Comments on “So How Are Modern Online Services / Communities / Properties / Products Getting Built Now?”

  1. […] this post, I have continued to get more input and find more […]

  2. […] of how best to create modern, scalable, flexible and robust web applications (here, here and here), I finally decided that Ruby was going to require too much ramp-up time and — when I read […]

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