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Really depends on the problem. If it's run-of-the-mill performance-non-critical then Python is fine. But if you need distributed fail-safe work then Erlang/Elixir is the way to go. Generally for backend, Go is pretty good. Rust is a bit immature so would only use it in specialist cases. C and C++ is only used to call other libraries.

I found Julia to be good for general purpose workloads as well, e.g. I have a Go server that queries MongoDB and I process the return resulst in Julia, which is a great gluing language!




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