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Discussion on: What's the deal with downing PHP development?

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Kasey Speakman

The thing with Javascript is, you have no real choice about using it on the front end. I think a lot of the server-side momentum is driven by this fact. The thinking being that a dev can leverage the knowledge that already have for the server side too.

I consider Javascript far worse than PHP (and I don't care for PHP that much after writing a lot of things in it). But that does not alter my lack of choice about whether to use Javascript. If I were coming at this thing fresh, I would be tempted to try to use the same non-optional language across the board too.