A tech-stack is the set of tools a company uses to build and develop software or digital products. Having the right tools and platforms in place can help you and your team work more efficiently, so that your business can grow better.
When you see a job advertisement that says “we are looking for a full-stack engineer”, it simply means they are looking for an applicant who knows how to use front end, back end and database development tools, as well as UI libraries such as Angular or Vue. These are the most popular programming frameworks.
Tech stacks enable engineers to rapidly create minimum-viable products such as web apps by leveraging existing code, libraries, and frameworks that have been used before. This makes it easier to create, debug, and test new code and ensures that applications are scalable when they grow in popularity.
Another key component of a tech stack is analytics solutions, which collect critical data on the technical performance of an application and user behavior. They then ingest, store and query this data in real-time. Popular tools include Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Amplitude and more.
The next layer of a technology stack includes data storage and querying tools, which rely on relational or non-relational databases, data warehouses, or data pipelines to store all of the real-time and historical data that is being generated by your application and its users. These tools allow you to search and analyze this data for insights that can be used to continually improve your product.