I'm using node by way of yarn and webpack but I never built a node app so I'm just using it as a tool.
I don't know exactly why but I've never felt the attraction.
Does it make sense? There are some technologies that, unless you end learning because it's required of you, you don't pursue.
Am I missing something? Surely, but there's also a limit on how many pieces of tech we need to learn to write web apps.
Depends on what you want to do.
If you build front-ends, you probably need Node.js as a tool.
If you build back-ends, you may use Node.js as the server, but you could also use Rails or something else.
Agreed. I dipped my toes in the GraphQL ecosystem and the "universe" keeps telling me I should use Node for that :-)
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