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Terry Babyuk
Terry Babyuk
7,843 Points

What languages/frameworks to learn to make SAAS

Hi guys, this maybe be a question for the more experienced of you or to the Treehouse mods. I am just wondering if you can advise on the best languages/frameworks to learn to make a SAAS (Software As A Service) platform, sort of like Treehouse is.

I definitely understand for the need for HTML, CSS and JS for this, but which backend languages /frameworks would be best?

Thanks ahead of time for your help.

2 Answers

Daniel Benisti
Daniel Benisti
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 19,418 Points

Hey Terry, hope you are doing well! i think you should ask a different question which may result you with a suitable answer. technology comes to solve an "issue" (or a need), so first you need to understand and plan what you want to build as specific as it gets, start design the architecture and then search for language. any language or framework has their own pros & cons. as far as i know Treehouse was built on Ruby on Rails but maybe for you Node or spring will be more suitable,

In conclusion: Its depend on what you are building by taking in consideration the pros and cons of the language you chose i will recommend that you start with PHP or Node for Backend, in my honest opinion they are the easiest one to start the backend journy.

Goodluck & happy coding!!

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Terry Babyuk
Terry Babyuk
7,843 Points

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your response.

I am familiar with the idea that the end-goal should dictate what languages one should use. But this implies that I already have a good understanding of the options that are out there and what each has to offer, which, being relatively new to coding, I do not.

For this reason, I am asking for someone to give me at least an idea of which languages are capable of building a SAAS-like web app. You mentioned PHP or Node JS, would either of those allow me to build a fully-functioning SAAS?