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> Have you seen any Swift backend used in production?

Lots of iOS applications use it already.

> Would you use C++ for a web API?

Facebook and Google apparently do use it.




And Google is actively replacing a lot of those with Go because using C++ for a web api is painful.


That's a myth. Google is not actively replacing anything with Go. Some new stuff is written in Go, and a few small parts here and there were rewritten in Go during a major refactor.

There's no active program to rewrite things in Go, and most things are not meant to be written in Go from now on or anything -- it's just one of the supported languages.


Fair enough. I used poor wording there.


The only ones that Google has officially replaced has been on YouTube and downloads server.




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