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Discussion on: What's the biggest tech-stack change you've had?

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Andres Moreno

I used C#, SQL and Angular for the front end. Now I have moved to work on Serverless apps and am using NodeJS for Lambda functions and DynamoDB, still using Angular in the front end.

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Seth Corker Author

How did you find the shift? Do you miss any features of C# that JS doesn't provide?

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Andres Moreno

Mostly having Types which can be satisfied by using Typescript, but working with a NoSql database Where the schema will be changing, not having types is actually making our lives easier.

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Andres Moreno

We honestly would of stuck with C# but working with Lambdas we could not take the hit of the cold starts we had (it took 15+ seconds to execute the first time) when with a scripted language like Javascript or Python it takes about 2 seconds. Very big difference

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Seth Corker Author

Wow, that's a big difference. I didn't realise it could take so long from a cold start. That's a good reason for a switch.

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