The Secret of Choosing the Right Front-End Framework for Your Project.

Andrey A.
Andrey A.
February 16, 2022 •3 min read

People do believe that the perfect scenario for non-technical founders is to find a tech partner. At UUUSoftware, we think that the CEO and management team should understand clearly what they have at the current stage of the product development and what goes next. It is no less important to know the risks of choosing the Front-End Framework for the project to guard the team against future mistakes.

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Let’s talk about the risks in more detail:

  • Risk 1

    The framework becomes deprecated, and you will have to rewrite your app fully to eliminate technical debt. 

    To avoid it, check what is modern and if the framework will be here for some time. The IT world consistently changes so do development frameworks. They tend to change every 5-6 years, the differences may have little to nothing in common. So changing a framework might often require a complete rewrite of your project entirely. Sad, but true. If there is a smooth transition from one framework to another - you got lucky. When choosing a framework, check how long it has been on the market and try predicting how long it may stay actual. Also, if there’s anything newer coming which might eclipse it in the next couple of years, you might want to choose the latest. 

  • Risk 2

    Your team might not know how to use it across all departments.

    To avoid this risk, evaluate your current dev team expertise. Check how the framework tech stack aligns with your future vision of your dev team skill set. We have seen many clients who got so inspired and excited by a new buzzing framework and wanted to immediately introduce it into their product. However, almost no one outside of their R&D team knew how to test it or support it in production. You always want to evaluate the cost of the new tool from the very early adoption stage by all your delivery and maintenance teams, including devs, QAs, DevOps’, production and site reliability engineers, and even the database department. 

  • Risk 3

    If you already have a legacy framework and introduce a new one - you might need to hire more devs if the tech stack is different. 

    We have seen clients having two frameworks not compatible with each other in various departments. And thus, the talent within the company was not interchangeable between the projects when there was a need. They faced hiring difficulties, as they had to hire two different skill sets that typically one developer rarely has, for example, .NET and NodeJS; PHP and .NET; Java and NodeJS experience.

To avoid any of these risks - it is best to have a tooling strategy in your company and settle on one tech stack. Or have a transition and resourcing plan to migrate from multiple to one stack.

To sum up, you will get a list of options while selecting the best front-end framework for your app and you should clearly understand why it is crucial for your project to opt for the front-end framework relying on business specifics, goals, and objectives.