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Deciding on tech stacks & frameworks for your app as a non-technical founder

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If you’re a non-technical founder trying to build a technical product, a time will come where you’ll have to make a very important decision. What framework will you base your web app on.

  • Ruby on rails?
  • Django?
  • Laravel?
  • Spring?
  • Maybe nocode?

This is your baby, so nobody’s going to make this very important decision for you.

If you’re non-technical, you might have fans of frameworks trying to sway you to their camp vs. the others.

You’ll hear things like, “Ruby on Rails is Dead,” or “Angular is too complicated” while others will suggest going lean with #nocode.

If you’re currently a bit stuck on deciding which web application framework to use, speaking to a growth mentor can help.

Talk to technical founders and product managers with experience using a wide variety of frameworks. Reduce your unknown unknowns by hopping on a call and talking through what you’re working on.

It can all be extremely overwhelming to say the least.

Anand Chowdhary

Co-founder and CEO of Oswald Labs
I've been building and launching products for as long as I can remember and have experimented with several types of business models, including B2B SaaS, B2C smartphone apps, open source monetization, etc. As a full-stack maker of several tools, including a #1 Product Hunt open-source product, I can help guide the big-picture vision and make informed decisions by writing OKRs, brainstorming KPIs, building teams, and launching products.

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David Kellerman
Owner and Lean Startup Coach at Growth Mind

“Anand just immediately gets what I’m trying to do, with minimal explanation, and had some really solid advice on future direction. Super smart guy.”

Michael Taylor
Owner at Saxifrage

Jonathan Bree

Founder at
I headed up a UK messaging app and grew it to its first 1 million users. I've launched 20 startup experiments and guided companies including Samsung, LEGO and more. If you want to efficiently build a product that solves user goals, retains users and generates more revenue – let's chat!

Jonathan has a deep understanding of product development. I love chatting about product stuff with him. I wanted his expert advice on my new positioning and product concept. I got much clearer after chatting with him. Definitely book him to talk about your product.

Aazar Ali Shad
Head of Growth at Userpilot

Jonathan took the time to understand what I was looking for help on and then gave me some really great suggestions. He also took the time to share some insight on some cool projects he’s working on. Really enjoyed it.

Martin Gorrie
Founder at AVA Digital Marketing