Java, Ruby, and Go, Oh My!
Quincy Larson

Picking a back end language to learn after Node is pretty hard. I’ve been wrestling with this question for a while. The big two are C# and Java, and although both have been around for a while and may be declining (relatively speaking), I think its worth learning one or the other. First, there is a huge installed base of legacy code in these two languages. And there is a good chance a new developer will have to deal with it. Second, these classical languages teach you the fundamentals much more thoroughly than Javascript.

Disappointed to see Quincy Larson still relying on ambiguous indicators like Github stars to rank languages. Job search results on a big platform like are more useful for someone starting a career. And if you look at these, the big four skills are Javascript, C#, Java and SQL.

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