Choosing the right set of tools and services before developing your SaaS application can be very tricky and challenging. Your team did a great job of putting together all business & functional requirements with all possible stories and use-cases, but now when it comes developing your SaaS application, it is vital to decide the right set of tools and platform you need to have a sustainable, scalable and high performing application. Before we dig into how to choose the right tech stack, let’s familiarize with some most popular frameworks and technologies used by recent successful SaaS applications.


Node.JS is an Open Source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment used for server-side scripting. Node.JS scripts run on the server to dynamically produce content before it is sent to display on a web browser. The event-driven architecture of Node.JS supports asynchronous input/output which helps in dynamically processing the content for features like real-time communication & updates in web applications.

Some of the popular web applications that use Node.JS are Groupon, Netflix, LinkedIn, PayPal, Rakuten, SAP, to name a few.



Angular is a Javascript Framework that allows you to create single page applications which can live on the web, mobile or desktop. The Single Page applications give you the experience of desktop or mobile applications on the web application when navigating from one page to another page or function. Angular combines the power of conditions, loops, and data binding into HTML hence making web applications very dynamic. In Angular, you write code in TypeScript which is a superset of JavaScript. It includes advanced JavaScript features like type checking and object-oriented features. Angular makes the application development modular, maintainable & testable.

Some of the popular web applications build in Angular are CVS Shop, Eat24, Teradata, Microsoft Consumers, Google Express, Barnes & Nobles, to name a few.



React is a JavaScript library for creating interactive User Interface. Just like the meaning of the English language word “React” that is how ReactJS works to render a display based on the input or action or change in data. React uses Components that lets you split the UI into independent individual reusable pieces that you can control & use separately. This helps in creating and maintaining apps efficiently.

The popular applications & companies that uses React are Facebook, Netflix, AirBnB, Dropbox,  to name a few.



Vue.JS is a JavaScript-based framework to create interactive User Interface. Just like we already read about React & Angular, Vue.Js is another framework that allows you to create an interactive user interface and powering advanced Single page applications. Vue uses an HTML-based template syntax that allows you to declaratively bind the rendered DOM to the underlying Vue instance’s data. Vue also supports Component that allows creating small pieces of reusable code hence making easy scalability and maintenance.

The popular application & companies that uses Vue.js are Facebook, Alibaba, Xiaomi, EuroNews, Grammarly, to name a few.


In this article, we covered the latest technology frameworks that allow you to create the interactive user interface on web application and gives users the experience like desktop and native mobile applications. I will cover more technologies in the next article to help you familiarize and choose the right tech stack for your next SaaS application development.