| ||Ask HN: What’s your preferred stack for early stage startups?|
6 points by riwasabi 40 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments |
|Many people say Ruby on Rails is the preferred choice for startups because it helps you move faster. I wonder what other people’s experiences have been, though.|
By early stage startup I mean the following: 1) no revenue; 2) solo developer; 3) no product-market fit (need to change rapidly).
Coming from a JAMStack, my initially thought is that Rails gives you many problems you shouldn’t have to deal with at early stage: managing serves and databases, performance considerations, costs, etc.
If you use something like Firebase + Next.js, you can basically focus on developing your product (no infrastructure work needed) and have zero costs until you have hundreds (or even thousands) of users.
It feels like a much better options for startups, so I wonder if I’m missing something here. How’s your experience with web frameworks for early stage startups? Is there a way to have zero costs using something like Rails or Django?
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