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Episode 10: Best software framework for building a SaaS product

2019-08-25 | 19 minutes | DEVpreneur podcast

Charlie and Tom discuss what you should consider when choosing software framework(s) and language(s) for your next SaaS product.

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Transcript:

Charlie
Tom

Welcome back to another episode of the DEVpreneur! In this episode we're going to talk about which software framework you should use to build your next SaaS project.

So there is only one framework out there, that you have to use. Which one is it Charlie?

...I think Tom is pulling my leg.

Hahaha

So in this episode we're going to talk about how, although there are definitely things you should watch out for when picking a framework, the thing you really should be optimizing for, especially if you are building by yourself or on a small team, is the speed it takes you to release the solution you are trying to build. That's really what you're trying to optimize for; if you have a lot of success you can always switch later. But there are some guidelines that make sense to follow, and that's what we're going to talk about today.

Yup. So I think what I was trying to get at was the framework that let's you build something as fast as possible. I know Charlie already said this. So the one framework that you should pick, within reasonable guidelines, is the one you can launch something the fastest with.

Ya. So I think from that perspective, you kind of have to ask yourself, which frameworks or languages, if any, am I comfortable with? And could I get started today or fairly quickly based on what I know today? And is it a language / framework combination that I could build quickly with, where it wouldn't be worth learn something new? From that perspective, really any language or framework could kind of fit... I mean obviously there are some that, especially for SaaS products, aren't really a logical fit. For example, you probably wouldn't want to write in C or C++, because it is just going to take you a little bit longer, because it's a little lower level.... but when it comes to decisions like Java vs Javascript...


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