If your business has existed for years, now may be the time to dive into the virtual universe. Build a cloud-based platform where your employees can handle most work-related activities, from tracking the schedule to looking for new opportunities. Or create a state-of-the-art  CRM to understand your customers’ preferences and online purchasing habits, set out your KPIs, and analyze your ROIs, all in one place. Or maybe you need a customized secure environment for running your internal operations. 
All can be worthwhile investments if you approach your project wisely right from the start. Finding the perfect software stack for your project is of cardinal importance.  With Agile methodology dominating software development, a consultation with a professional IT company can help you decide on the most efficient and budget-friendly software package to meet your unique needs.

What is an app stack?

An application stack is the combination of software tools you will need to build your dream app. It consists of libraries, frameworks, modules, database programs, and application runtime environments. Currently, there are three basic app stack models: LAMP, MEAN, and MERN.  You can modify a basic stack, depending on your project requirements, or you can build a custom stack from the ground up. It’s all up to you! 
A well-composed combination of tools assures a high-quality product and an accelerated development process.  All components of a stack work in unison, and time-proven stacks offer functional solutions for frontend and backend software development.
Every stack is made up of open-source tools for developing eye-catching and user-friendly user interfaces (UIs). They also support backend environments for creating and managing APIs, databases, programming languages, and server solutions. 

Choosing the Best App Stack

Software companies often use MEAN, MERN, or LAMP as foundations for web app development projects, although there are other variations of those stacks, and there is always the option to customize. Let’s take a brief look at each stack for comparison.
MEAN is an acronym for:

Mongo.DB – a database for node. js
Express.js – a framework for node.js
Angular.js
Node.js
MERN stands for: 
Mongo.DB – a database for node.js
Express.js – a framework for node.js
React
Node.js

MEAN and MERN stacks are similar. They both utilize Node.js, a speedy backend for building and managing APIs, and for plug-in development. Node.js is a perfect choice for real-time apps with high volumes of traffic, and it’s great if you need to scale. What sets the two stacks apart are Angular and React. Angular is a full network, while React relies on Redux for state management. Key features of Angular used for developing large projects and enterprise solutions; for instance, forums, platforms, and portals have both one-way and two-way data-binding mechanisms.

Key features of React


used for developing small software components; for instance, image and picture grids, chats, and web pages

has only a one-way data-binding mechanism

Despite the differences, you can use Angular and React to accomplish similar objectives, even within the same project. 

And finally,
LAMP stands for:

Linux
Apache
MySQL
PHP
 
LAMP’s stack differs from MEAN and MERN in that it uses Linux OS and Apache server, which is a physical server, and MySQL, a relational database system. Large financial companies often utilize LAMP because of its high-security standards. 
Choosing the right app stack is not that difficult, once you define the requirements of your project. There are tons of software options out there for making your project thrive. A professional development company can help you choose the best stack to build your product, based on your company’s unique requirements and long-term goals.