Scala vs. Node.js as a RESTful Backend Server

Scala vs. Node.js as a RESTful Backend Server

My goto server for a while has been Node.js for a great many reasons including the easy sharing of code and modules across the server and UI with Webpack or Browserify, first class asynchronous support, consistent language environment, and NPM, one of the best package/dependency managers, in my opinion, that exists. Last year, however, a coworker encouraged me to give Scala a try, and so down the rabbit hole I went.

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