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Aligned technology stack for high-velocity development (Node.js + GraphQL + MongoDB)

24 Apr 2018

As our business reality consists of ever-changing trends and challenges, it is absolutely crucial for today apps to be produced with cutting-edge, high-powered web and mobile technology stack.

As our business reality consists of ever-changing trends and challenges, it is absolutely crucial for today apps to be produced with cutting-edge, high-powered web and mobile technology stack.

 

According to App Annie, it is expected the gross revenue across all app stores to hit new heights of over $101 billion by 2020. It forces business owners, developers, and marketers to be more innovative than ever before and to utilize outstanding tech solutions.

 

What is a technology stack?

 

It is the combination of tech tools (such as software systems, frameworks, and programming languages) for creating web and mobile apps. Any app has 2 core ingredients: client side and server side, also named as front-end and back-end.

 

The critical point here is to choose the right aligned technology stack. However, it is not only about choosing the tools that help in producing a professional and functional app.

 

Nowadays, modern web and mobile apps need much more - scalability, security, flexibility, high-velocity development, pixel-perfect design, and etc.

 

Ultimately, they all have a huge impact on your business outcomes such as sales, marketing, and financial results. 

 

Let's see some key technologies involved in a stack that allows modern web development:

  • MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database that uses JSON-like documents to represent data. This practically means MongoDB has an architecture that contains documents rather than tables and rows. It makes MongoDB highly scalable and flexible database that can handle a large amount of data.

  • Node.js is a JavaScript-based runtime environment, i.e. it allows implementing the app back-end in JavaScript. Node.js is famous for building scalable, high-performing, and fast web/mobile apps.

  • GraphQL is a query language (a syntax that explains how to ask for data) for API. It is used as an interface for fetching, loading, and manipulating data from a server to a client. Main benefits of GraphQL: it speeds up development and results in efficiency and simplicity of data retrieval.  

  • AngularJS is a front-end JavaScript framework for developing client-side applications. It allows for rapid development of single page application (SPA) with a highly intuitive user-interfaces.

 

What ties the above technologies together is the fact that all of them are based on JavaScript. The same language promotes high-velocity app development with great productivity.

 

This JS technology set of elements offers an end-to-end solution for creating dynamic web and mobile apps: beginning from the top (code that works in the browser) to the bottom (databases).

 

In other words, they ensure the app development from the client side to the server side in a fast timely manner.

 

How Upnetix enhance the app efficiency using aligned technology stack?

 

Having created dozens of successful world-class apps, we at Upnetix know that only cutting-edge, aligned tech stack (including front-end, back-end, database systems, and servers) can cover the insatiable need for digital renovation.

 

We utilize a powerful JS software stack that consists of technologies such as Node.js, GraphQL, and MongoDB, to ensure our services meet today’s web/mobile building trends and enhance your app efficiency.

 

Here is how we achieve this:

  • Increased development flexibility and efficiency thanks to JS and MongoDB

 

As our tech stack is primarily JS based, the developers speak the same language (in this case JavaScript). It means they understand better each other and collaborate more easily. This increases flexibility and efficiency of their work. In addition, Mongo DB as a leading JSON-style NoSQL database provides much more flexible structure than a relational SQL database.

 

  • Shorter time to market and high-velocity development

 

The ready-for-use enormous module library of Node.js, its automated testing capability, and AngularJS reusability save us a lot of time. These ready-made solutions allow us to concentrate on polishing your app and shortening its time to market while making our developers less tense and happier.

 

  • Real-time web applications

 

As you surely know, real-time web apps are trending now. Our tech stack uses single page apps (SPAs) meaning there is no need for constant web page reloads for each server request. This permits fast and actual-time changes to the key details during development. Additionally, when it comes to real-time solutions, Node.js just shines here.

 

  • Agility, performance, and high quality of apps

 

The architecture of the apps is built up to aid automated testing thanks to the aligned tech stack. Programmers instantly know when a feature fails and thus they can make repairs right away. Moreover, Node.js, the core of our tech stack, is well-known for its notable performance. Therefore, we can offer agile and high-quality app creation.

 

From dynamic SPAs to complex next-gen enterprise applications, we provide solutions that can successfully handle the mobile and web challenges which your business faces in today app market.