Paul Clapham wrote:
Tim Holloway wrote:You might want to check your IBM resources. I think you can write web applications in RPG these days
Yes, I can confirm that's true, I actually did it once. (I was the person in charge of Trying New Stuff in our IT department, that's why.) But I highly disrecommend that idea.
Bear Bibeault wrote:
I'd say learning a whole new language and ecosystem is more difficult than just learning a new ecosystem.
Also, can you please help me find answers to the other questions I posted? Is a multi-user website where each user gets his own personal page when logged in difficult to implement?
Most web apps are multi-user web apps so support and frameworks are geared for this. That said, security is never easy. Be sure not to try and roll your own.
Is that easily done using Node.js?
It's really not something that's language or framework specific. If you were going to approach it using just JS (personally, I'd use Java on the server, but I already know Java and its ecosystem well) I'd advise using NodeJS and Express to set up a RESTful API, and use React/Redux on the client for the presentation.
If you want to learn PHP, that's fine too.