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schwartzathon
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schwartzathon,
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3/30/2016 | 8:40:37 AM
No back-end?
Good list, though I find it to be 'front-end heavy.' With the plethora of NoSQL back-ends (in particular, the MEAN stack would have rounded out the Angular & Node picks) and cloud platforms available and in use, their absence is surprising considering the demand for them. 
TerryB
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3/29/2016 | 1:32:09 PM
Pick your Horse
This article is great example of the complicated landscape a developer today must deal with. I researched both node.js and ember.js just now, being a current user of Sencha Extjs.

Very little difference at the front end, AJAX calls with callback so they are asynchronous. What's different is they target backend of servers which have no integrated web serving. and to a smaller degree, no integrated database and server side languages.

With the current focus on doing things on the cheap and, many times, facing comsumers on web, businesses are using open source servers, cheap hardware and open source databases and licenses. Those environments have no way to natively develop anything. So yeah, this is good stuff if you think that's where your job will be. But those environments also have a ton of other frameworks and languages targeting them. If you can pick the winners and losers from that mess, take your talents to Vegas and forget software as a career.

I still have to believe if you know something like Sencha Extjs, translating that to node.js or ember.js would not be very difficult. And vice versa. Definitely agree with Curtis that javascript is a huge part of web programming, I just see that more on client side. Just because node and ember can operate server side, that doesn't mean it's the best way to do it. But certainly the cheapest.


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