ASK DN: What's your stack?

8 years ago from , Web Developer/Designer and Entrepreneur

I'm curious what front end/back end software everyone is using. Do you keep it simple and use a handful, or do you use every framework/plugin know to man?


  • Kelly SuttonKelly Sutton, 8 years ago

    At LayerVault, we use:

    • Rails for backends and APIs.
    • Rails to generate and serve HTML in simpler applications, like Designer News.
    • Ember for more complex applications, like LayerVault proper.
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  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    Right now, my typical project is an Ember app that leverages some external data source (like Contentful). I find this is perfect for me, as I am not really a compitent back-end engineer, but I can navigate my way around a JavaScript framework. Sass is my CSS preprocessor of choice. Autoprefixer for vendor prefixes. Velocity (JS) for managing animations.

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  • David DíazDavid Díaz, 8 years ago

    It all depends on what I am doing. I like having Rails on the backend whenever possible. It allows me to build things FAST and get a prototype or a feature out of the door asap. I'll use Node for smaller apps , where's the backend will only work as an API of some sort.

    For the Frontend I've found myself using Angular a lot lately. The reason is pretty much the same as for Rails, Angular is really good at getting features out of the door fast. The problem with it is that it's easy to build a prototype you'll have to discard if you're not careful or aren't working with someone with certain degree of experience in Angular. If the frontend is simple enough, vanilla Javascript (with jQuery if it's more than basic stuff) will work for me most of the time.

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