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|Node.js Or PHP by kayodez: 10:21pm On Jan 10|
Guys please lately, I'm a bit worried about my backend development career.... I am working with Node.js, express and MongoDB ontl the server-side.
But I read an article from Twitter that says PHP with MySQL is the best backend tools..
How true is that? Would you advice I changed my stack?
Anyone with senior experience should please enlighten better.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by ahmedzippa: 10:33pm On Jan 10|
PHP has always been the best. Trust me.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Karleb(m): 10:44pm On Jan 10|
Nothing like the best.
PHP is ubiquitous on the web. It's a great language to start your web development career with.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Segom: 10:45pm On Jan 10|
kayodez:Everybody has their opinion. Choose what is best to handle your project. For project needing websocket, nodejs has an edge above php
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by kayodez: 10:47pm On Jan 10|
If I get you right. They can both produce the same outcome?
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Karleb(m): 10:47pm On Jan 10|
You can use js websocket with PHP.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:22am On Jan 11|
I looked at your past posts. You just started learning code recently. Now that it's still early drop Node and move to PHP. I was in this same situation last year and wasted two good months on Nodejs. It's not easy getting a job as a junior with Nodejs. It's possible o but its not easy.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Honeywell20(m): 2:40pm On Jan 11|
Go for PHP. Most website still use PHP, To name a few wordpress, laravel, yii, magento
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by spartan117(m): 4:05pm On Jan 11|
@kayodez u better read this article:
This article throws a balance and is not biased towards any of the two but instead highlights the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Node js for example is much faster than php for data intensive applications, however it's weak in CPU demanding applications and cms applications where php thrives in.
In terms of jobs php has more job openings than nodejs, but more and more companies are moving to nodejs due to the good performance of nodejs in certain applications such as Netflix which "experienced a 70% increase in start-up time" after moving to nodejs, others include twitter, eBay, medium, coursers.
In terms of salaries nodejs developers are paid about $20,000 more than php developers even though there are more php job openings than nodejs. This may be because there are fewer nodejs developers than php developers.
In conclusion there is no better option between the two and anyone giving you any hard-coded answer is doing you a disservice. It's up to you to know what you want to build and then use the technology that best suites the job.
Wish you all the best.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Karleb(m): 4:13pm On Jan 11|
That article was obviously written by a nodejs developer. All those stats and quotes only applies to the US market. The reality of developer in Africa is quite different from that.
You claimed a giant tech company moved to nodejs? That's not true. Even the article you cited didn't say so. The only include nodejs into their stack.
Most big tech companies operate on microservices which is language agnostic.
Manipulate data in your favorite language, create an API for it. If I need it, I'd call the API through my favorite language and consume it.
You'd be surprised people write Fortran and Matlab at Google.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by spartan117(m): 4:44pm On Jan 11|
Karleb:I don't think that article was biased in any way. All the facts stated in the article is correct.
As for Africa the reality is that php is still more popular than nodejs and has more job openings just like the rest of the world.
As for future trend, nodejs is likely to keep increasing in popularity with each passing year.
As for the part where I stated that Netflix moved to nodejs. I never stated that they moved their entire stack to node. I don't know if it was part of their stack they moved or everything (I highly doubt that though) at the end it's best to know what technology works best for certain tasks and leverage the advantage of each. So an app can be built using multiple server side technologies and different databases also.
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by Rgade: 5:54pm On Jan 11|
Be like say this argument no go ever end
|Re: Node.js Or PHP by cixak95211: 9:46pm On Jan 11|
I don't know if you realize that Nairaland has a search button. Look up above, it;s there.
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|Re: Node.js Or PHP by kayodez: 9:19pm On Jan 12|
Thank you all for your contributions...
Well I will focus on Node.js then later move to php. In as much as they give the same end products.
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