When a small startup decided to launch its technological foundation on top of Microsoft’s .NET platform, it needed a .NET expert to provide a master view. Being lean and distributed, the company chose .NET guru Carl Franklin to serve remotely as CTO to oversee things.
However, at the DEVintersection conference in Las Vegas last week, Franklin, now executive vice president of App vNext and co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, said he held the CTO position for all of two days before someone whispered in the CEO’s ear and convinced him that hot, new Node.js—not shriveled old .NET—was the way to go.
“Node.js is rapidly replacing Java and .NET due to the agility of the Node.js software development life cycle,” said Dan Shaw, CTO and co-founder of NodeSource, a provider of support services for Node.js shops. “Building a Java app typically takes six to 24 months from start to finish. In contrast, Node.js applications take two to six months.”
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