I'm a typical Java Developer. I want to widen my stack as a Backend Dev. Should I learn Node.js?

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Its up to you. But let me clarify one thing Node.js is not any backend language its just a runtime environment where we can run JavaScript files consider just like JRE. Even for learning front-end react or whatever JS framework available we require Node.js knowledge. But my suggestion is don't waste your time on learning another backend tech Which is Node.js + Express or whatever, if you are really good at Java and falling love for it, until you dont have any other option to sustain in that project/organization. There is plenty of topics we can explore more on Java with respect to each versions. But If you focus on Node.Js + React / Angular or other frontend it will boost your profile as Full Stack. I can suggest you to learn Java in depth by learning frameworks, solving algorithms, participating coding competition, doing certifications etc.. If you still interested to grow your career towards Full Stack then you can consider learning Front-end frameworks. Good Luck.!


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