The first stack that Stackweek started to track obviously is its own. In this post we want to present our stack and explain why we choose it.
Here it is:
- Node.js - we choose to build on Node as we had already experience building node apps.
- Parse - Parse is really good way to bootstrap a new app. Whether is it a mobile or web, Parse can be a good backend. What you get is free database with easy to use API and very good documentation.
- Heroku - Heroku is another good way to bootstrap a web app. We choose Heroku for its simplicity and support.
- Bootstrap - Bootstrap is de-facto standard framework for building responsive web interfaces.
- Gulp - We use Gulp as our build system. It takes the source code of the web app and compiles it into distributable code, which gets deployed.
- Bitbucket - We host our project (code and issues) on Bitbucket because it provides free private repositories.
- SendGrid - Stackweek sends its emails through SendGrid, an email delivery platform. There are many transactional and marketing email services. We just tried the SendGrid first and we are satisfied with it.
- Google Analytics - One of the most popular web analytics platforms. We use it too.
- Hexo - our blog is running on Hexo, a node.js based blogging platform.