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Javascript, Rails, NodeJs, UX?

I am confused after learning PHP and Ruby I've seen that you can also do web applications in Javascript and Rails.

I haven't try yet but it seems that there are good technologies that goes with Javascript like, Coffescript, Backbone, Node.js including working with MongoDB (NoSql).

Maybe the syntax by developing with Javascript is not very nice and the weigth of a web app in Javascript neither, but the user experience will be improve with these technologies even that people are against of using them.

What do you think?

4 Answers

31,206 Points

Coffeescript is just an alternative way to write JavaScript (it compiles just the same). And the one time I looked at Node.js I was thoroughly confused. Seemed like you needed a thorough understanding of HTTP.

I think that the idea of using Node.Js is that it is more secure by using FTP instead of HTTP requests.

31,206 Points

It's more about scaling applications and being more efficient with server resources and network traffic I think.