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I conceded and let the team use the language that they are most comfortable with. This became one of my greatest regrets. First of all, i was not working full time so i thought it wouldn't be fair to make them learn a new environment while i only contributed slightly.

The problem came when I ended up being the main developer with experience in scaling and making our product main stream. It's true that you can learn any language if you understand the problem you are solving, but it would have been much faster if I was in my familiar environment.

I was burntout because I had to spend too much time googling simple errors or basic things i knew well in other languages.

Don't choose a cool language, choose the one the lead/main developer is most comfortable with.

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