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Ask HN: What is the main reason for using JavaScript for creating backend/APIs?
1 point by gls2ro 101 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite
Never asked myself this so far, but I am very curious what are the reasons/advantages for using Javascript on the server?



A few that come to mind..

- Leveraging the skill set of existing team

- Using the same language and shared code between client and server; for example, shared functions or data schema, and server-side rendering


if you need a backend api and all you have is javascript developers, or you're proof of concepting something quick.. probably only reasons i can think of




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