Bootstrapping a Startup with SailsJS LNUG April 2019

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Over the last 18 months I have bootstrapped my startup using SailsJS. What did I learn? What do you get out of the box? How has the project evolved? Am I happy with my choice 18 months later? I have previously used Rails, ASP.MVC and Laravell. I had decided on Node for the backend - but what framework would I choose? What do I really need? What can I trust? How does SailsJS differ to the aforementioned frameworks and how much bang can my buck get?

About Me

Hi I'm Simon, physics graduate, software engineer, team lead and now technical co-founder of After previously working at a consumer facing marketplace startup I teamed up with a motivated co-founder to create my own. As the technical co-founder I had some stack decisions to make. I arrived at Node + SailsJS. From webpack integration, unit testing to production deployment I've done it with SailsJS and am willing to share my experience. I've been to LNUG a number of times in the past and have always found it a friendly, welcoming and informative experience.