When it comes to software development, your pool of choice of technologies is nearly as big as Amazon’s product catalogue. Wikipedia lists 700, yes seven times hundred, programming languages. Some of them are so strange, that the group they belong to are called “Esoteric” languages.
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That’s how “Hello, World!” is written in programming language called “BrainFuck”. Uhum, that’s an official name of it.
Lucky enough, out of 700 languages there are some that have proven their usability over time. The diversity of the languages is basically related to their preference of being used in some certain domains, where they are most applicable. For instance C/C++ is the most favorite languages for network and telecommunication projects, since it enables developers to work at low levels, nearly sending instructions to CPU directly, with minimal interactions with Kernel.
On the other side, there is an entire category of “high level” programming languages that do not really care about computer internals and are more oriented on building feature-rich and friendly applications.
Think of this like how car is being assembled. You can’t ask an transmission engineer to work on interior design. Because his instruments cut iron and he thinks about all of those gears and that’s a good thing he is gear oriented. You need a really good gear engineer to have a reliable transmission.
But if you are a person who drives a Porsche without much fascinations of how engine and transmission works, probably you will be the one who will give great credit to the leather master and the to the guy who created that ergonomic bionic seats that have same shape as your spine and back and thanks to what driving this sports racer all day is a pure joy.
That’s basically how developers are divided. Some are focused on internals and serverside staff and some are focused on user interface and care much about user experience. They are called backend developers and frontend developers. And they have their own dedicated tools and instruments.
This GIF sums up perfectly the way these two types perceive the world.
Hence, now you don’t need to mix frontend and backend technologies. No headache with begging PHP developer to do some work for Angular guy so your project doesn’t get stalled. No worries regarding your heavy duty needs for Machine Learning and being obliged to use Python. No “must use .Net if you have Windows hosting”…
This is all now history. And a history that will be forgotten fast.
What will you get? Do this with PHP and what you get will be the debugger saying “Go F&ck yourself!”.
This would have been a science fiction for the industry few years ago, but thanks to the huge JS community and big corps like Google and Facebook and now it’s possible.
- Is it a project management app?
- Is it an e-commerce platform?
- Is it a UI/UX rich app?
- Is it a big data tool?
- Is it a whatever it is!
$ sudo apt install nodejs npm!
Apart of the above mentioned reasons, which make development fun, there are more technical aspects due to which we are eager to be JS jedis.
We’ll discuss few of them in a brief manner. If you want to know more for your project, reach us via email. Also we recommend you to take a short course in development, from business stakeholder’s perspective. Believe us, it will come handy one day. The future is digital!
- Community support:
- Customers are sophisticated:
Facebook and Google are the user facing software giants. They know user experience is the key of success for any product. That’s why Facebook advocates React.js and Google invests heavily in Angular.js. Google also managed to port entire machine learning on JS by introducing TensorFlow.js, something that was nearly exclusive to Python.
- SDK and API:
- Cost efficiency:
In addition, always keep in mind — don’t save money on proper tech. Don’t build your app cheaply on outdated stack today, or you’ll end up spending a lot in coming years, trying to find the relevant developer. Trust the statistics, our experience and world wisdom — Go Reactive!