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Ilja Daderko
Ilja Daderko
8,953 Points

Ruby on Rails vs. Node.js


I'm about to start learning about Ruby / Ruby on Rails as my preferred language for back end, however there is this node.js alternative I am thinking of (I'm assuming you have heard of it), which is interesting as it uses javascript as it's base and apparently is designed for "blazing speeds" and high scalability. Could you guys please outline some advantages and disadvantages Rails has over node.js or vice versa?

While at this point, can anyone suggest good resources to learn node.js and can we perhaps expect series about it here at treehouse?

2 Answers

Hashim Warren
Hashim Warren
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 1,207 Points

This video from a Ruby developer details what he thinks of Node - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0jTnSROsk

The lead developer at my job thinks Node is useful for single page applications (like Trello) but doesn't see it as an advantage over other technologies except in that use case.