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PHP, JavaScript, and Erlang web developer also working with some mobile apps.


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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
Yea and that is the idea I have. Use node for the http and communication handling. When I need to do heavier image processing or other mathematically heavy tasks, I will push those off to another better service.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
Node is great for working with a lot of people, even if they are in enterprisey areas. But that also doesnt mean that node cant do enterprise level tasks. I know of one company locally that is starting to use node for all of their internal reporting, statistics, and customer/employee analytics and is working quite well for them. They use primarily Java for their applications. I doubt they will change that any time soon though.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
I was never a big fan of coffee script. I would rather use the natrual language syntax and know what it is doing under the hood. I totally see why people like it though, So I cant knock it too much. I think its a great tool for many people. as for scala/java, I came to the conclusion that it would take me far longer to learn java well enough to do something than what it would take me to do in javascript now (or even php/python). I like strong typing too, but I like some of the benefits of weak typing as well.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
@SeanMcSomething i agree. I have decided to use javascript/node because I know javascript well. Since I originally asked this question I have had to use it extensively at work. And for me, there are a lot of great tools available.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
@BraveNewCurrency Yea meteor is a great system, but I need to have consumable json REST api's, which meteor cant do last I looked. I am currently using sails.js
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
At this point, I ended up staying with javascript. Although I did spend some time learning erlang for fun as well. Even though javascript does have it's warts, for what I want to do it also has many benefits. I am not choosing it because I can do js on front and back end, i understand the pros and cons of that. I am using JS because for what I want to do it fits well. One of which is JSON api's. Also reusing code for things like titanium with mobile development is a good plus as well. Even though I know some things can do a task better, JS is a great all arount platform at the moment.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
very true, but node already has a history of performing very well for real time applications and when using sockets for browser to server communication.
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comment Newbie, deciding Python or Erlang
did you ever make a decision between these 2 languages? What did you choose? Or did you go a different path? On whatever you have used, how has the results been for your projects. I have learned python but in starting a new project, I am learning that erlang may be a more beneficial fit.
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comment Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
im more curious about which one I would use over the other for a mobile real time app that also has web components. I am wondering why I would use scala over node. Example. I know node does very well for async programming, so then what features in scala would make that a better fit. Are scalas actors a better fit than the way node handles async communication? I dont know enough about scala.
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comment Functional programming compared to OOP with classes
Yes i currently use js pretty extensively for front end UI (also with jQuery) and I have done some node.js as well. While it definitely has it merits, and I do love javascript, it will not work for my needs. I have to have something that can integrate with the hardware to some level (desktop application). So if I was to use a scripting language, I would use python which I already know, which is also what I would use anyways if I do not end up using scala. I am simply testing waters and learning scala and functional programming.
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comment Functional programming compared to OOP with classes
yea I am aware that they are different methods to write your code. some languages obviously tend to favor one method over the other based on the language features. Some more so than others. I get that. But there is still the lingering question, if I use the OOP design principle, i generally know how to design the code base. However if I used FP, i would not. THough after some of the answers, I am starting to see it more now.
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