[FoRK] outsourcing back end

Owen Byrne ojbyrne at gmail.com
Tue May 7 16:20:52 PDT 2013


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not a false economy at all. Very useful.
>
> And the same developers can work on both, which makes a difference.
>
> On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Ken Meltsner <meltsner at alum.mit.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Easier to move code between server and client if they share a common
> > language.  May be a false economy, but the concept sounds good.
> >
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Having worked with node.js and client side js, I have to disagree. It takes
2 days to learn a language. It takes a lot longer to learn the APIs and the
technologies behind them, which are entirely different. I work in a place
that uses node, and we still have front end and back end developers.

Owen


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