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Node.js vs Go: Which Is Better for Backend Web Development?

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Being responsible for all business logic and other sensitive operations under the hood, the backend of your app is truly the most essential part of your product. There are many factors that define the quality of an app, such as its ability to perform well and scale smoothly as well as the maintainability of code and overall system security. All of this depends directly on the quality of the web application’s backend. That’s why it’s important to choose the right tool for your project.

When it comes to choosing a tech stack for backend development, you have a plethora of options: Ruby, Node.js, Go, Python, PHP, etc. Within this diversity, making a decision without knowing essential facts about each of these technologies can be burdensome. We’re here to help you with this decision.

At Yalantis, the primary technologies we use for backend development are Ruby, Go, and Node.js. In this article, we’ll pay close attention to Go and Node.js – these two technologies have been considered the most promising backend technologies recently. Node.js, a JavaScript runtime environment, was named the most widely used development tool in 2018, while Go, a programming language developed by Google, has shown rapid growth in popularity in recent years.

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In 2018, JetBrains named Go the most promising language. Uber, UpGuard, and Koding have migrated from Node.js to Go, and Basecamp, which developed the Ruby on Rails framework, is actively using Go for their backend services. Let’s find out which of these two tools is best for your project.

Check out a full version: https://yalantis.com/blog/golang-vs-nodejs-comparison/

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