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Amber Lim772 Points
how are platforms like wattpad built?
I have an idea of starting an online writing platform like Wattpad. What are the programming languages I have to learn to build a responsive platform like that?
Steven Parker225,713 Points
But much of something like this is in the server, or "back end", and will include both application and database components. For those you have several choices.
Finally, most traditional databases use some variety of SQL, but the emerging NoSQL technology is becoming very popular.
Your choices might be partially guided by what's available on the hosting platform you will be using. Otherwise, look around the web, there are plenty of discussions comparing the value of each of these languages with each other.