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Great question. Other folks have made good points about the value of sticking with what you know but on the other hand there are advantages of other platforms as well. Could the kind of blogging application you've got in mind be built around Ghost? [1] If so then node could make a lot of sense.

I weighed a similar choice this summer and my first thought was Go but a friend suggested I look at node.js, Closure or Scala as alternatives. I wound up choosing node.js for an initial version because of the vibrant ecosystem with some great building blocks, mostly MIT-licensed.


[1] https://github.com/TryGhost/Ghost

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