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Discussion on: Why Node.js For Web Development in 2020?

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Nathan Cai

Hi there! In the world of server side programming, NodeJS is extremely late to the party. Popular server side languages such as PHP, Java, ASP. Net, Ruby, etc. Were released in the 1990s to the early 2000s. Heck, PHP was released in 1994. NodeJS on the other hand, did come in the earliest as technologically possible with the release of the V8 Engine, it was still really new and released in 2009. I know I am extremely biased but NodeJS is a serious competitor to other server side languages. But starting your server all over again from scratch to another language isn't something you can do whenever you want.