I am obsessed with trying to find out the tech stack behind popular web services. What tools do tech companies uses to run their startup?
Stackshare.io has been my goto place to peek behind the curtain of popular tech startups.
Its easy to overthink your own tech stack, when planning for the next web project. Should you choose AWS or Google Cloud? Redis or Memcached? Logentries or LogDNA? PHP or Ruby? There are so many options to choose from and its easy to spend a lot of time reading / comparing all the options.
Its equally important to commit to one and start. The stack would matter much if you never start and learn how the particular tool you chose performs. Outgrowing the tool and moving on is a decision to be made later.
PHP, MySQL on Amazon RDS, Heroku, LogDNA for logging and Redislabs are the tools I am starting with.