Well, it is if you believe Kevin Lacker, co-founder and chief technology officer of Parse.
The Rising Popularity Of Node.js
Java, C, Python, Ruby, PHP and any variety of derivations of ASP.NET (among many others) have traditionally been the go-to server side languages for backend processes.
“Programming languages that run on servers have been a fragmented market forever,” Lacker said.
“If you want a job, Node.js is the thing to hop into right now,” Lacker said. “Something different is happening with Node.js. It is flipping the typical script.”
“One of the reasons that it is possible to change the programming language at its core is that people are putting so much effort into employing the tooling,” Lacker said.
“These other programming languages are not seeing the same type of performance increase,” Lacker said.
The adoption numbers favor Lacker’s point of view.
This original version of this article mistakenly cited AngularJS as a server-side language. The article has been updated to reflect the correction.