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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX Concepts Introducing AJAX

Could node.js be considered as a viable back-end language?

In the teacher's notes for this course, the 3 listed back-end languages are:

  • PHP
  • Rails
  • Python

I wanted to know if I could take the JavaScript knowledge I have and use it to learn node.js or would I still need one or more of the other 3 listed here?

1 Answer

Well, it always depends on what you want to build. Say for example, you would like to build a giant encryption algorithm, node is probably not the best way to implement this. But for the general web-app, i think you're good with node. Also, I really like node and I have not been at the point where you see any limitations with it. If you're already familiar with javascript and like the way of writing it, I would suggest you to learn node!

Also note: rails is not a language - rails is a framework..