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I am wondering which language would you guys suggest learning if productivity & "future-proofing" is the focus?

I have now 2 years of experience with React Native & Firebase and 3 years of experience with Next.js and ExpressJS. As I like the idea of separating backend & frontend I think as a solo developer the MVC approach will get you way further and overall I started second guessing the whole js ecosystem and its quality.

What I am currently considering the most is Django, even if I am giving up major productivity I think the opportunities Python offers with AI/ML & scrapping are way superior then Rails. I would like to know how much productivity would get lost by deciding on Django.

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Python is simple to read. Easy to use and import libraries. It is widely used in many different application domains. It is very easy to learn compared to other languages.

Considering your background is in front end technology; why not try some other language that can help you become more well rounded? Besides, there are always more and more python jobs.

Django is very easy to learn. If you use Django, I recommend the Django-Rest-Framework. This will save you a lot of time. But you need to understand some Python first. I think Python is as simple as: interpreted, dynamically typed language where you use lists and dictionaries a lot.

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June 24th 2022 at 3:58PM

ML is mainly programmed in Python. All major ML frameworks such as Tensor Flow PyTorch and MXNet are used in Python and have a rich Python ecosystem. So going Python is the best bet. I am not familiar with well-known connector between Ruby on Rails and these frameworks. So you will get stuck. Or have to write your own connectors. Which is a non-essential hustle. So go Python.

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June 26th 2022 at 1:14AM

correct. Of all of the data scientists that I have worked with, they always use Python (and Matlab)

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