We had a great idea for a web-based software application. Now what? The idea was the easy part. Now it's time to execute. Should we use a framework? Should we try something new? How comfortable are we in tying a product to an open source tool?
I discuss the decision-making process behind developing Lamplighter.io on Laravel, the lessons we learned (and are learning) along the way, and why we weren't afraid to shift gears and dive in.