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29 points by x0054 on Nov 3, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 72 comments |
|I am coming back to the IT industry after about 6 years of being involved in something completely unrelated. My partner and I are starting a startup that’s going to make a online blogging application for a niche market. If we are successful, the application would need to be able to scale to handle a lot of users (100k visitor per day if we are successful, nothing like FB levels or something). Because it’s going to be a blogging platform with a business model similar to squarespace.com, the load will be distributed over many different domains, making it easier to scale.|
Both my partner and I have good knowledge of PHP. However, due to the complexity of the project, we will have to find additional developers anyway. From what I read online Node.js and Go are the in thing right now, and scale much better than PHP. My question is, should we stick with the “Devil we know,” PHP, or dive into learning and developing in Node.js or Go. Should we consider another programing language / platform?
What are your thoughts. This are honest questions, we are just looking for some feedback. Thank you for your help.
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