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Discussion on: Learn functional programing with me - Part 1 : Language choice

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Etienne Burdet

I doesn't qualify as serverless or SSG, but I would suggest Exilir with Phoenix! It has all you want from a modern high level language (and then some), it's super fast and it's built on the rock solid Erlang OTP.

Doing backend only in node may seem easier at first, but in the long run it can lead to cumbersome architecture. Starting with plain old server-side MVC is always a safe choice.

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Olivier Guimbal Author • Edited on

I've hesitated to put Elixir on this list (a friend of mine suggested the same thing)... it did not make the cut because I barely know it: I've only read about it, never actually tried it. But I think I will.