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Comment: I suggest transitioning gradually (Score 1) 175 175

For client projects, if you've worked with the LAMP stack for a few years and are thinking about making a transition to the MEAN stack, I suggest transitioning gradually. For example, start by doing most of your front-end work with Angular. Once you're comfortable with that, you can move on to node and express, while still using a traditional SQL database. Once you're familiar with node, you can move to Mongo. If you take it one new technology at a time, you can build your skill with each new technology without worrying about falling behind on your deadlines. Alternatively, if you are working on a project in your spare time, there is no harm in going straight for the full MEAN stack.

Comment: Another major issues with spreadsheets (Score 3, Insightful) 422 422

Another major issues with spreadsheets is that they don't handle data typing issues very well. For example, if you try to add a list of numbers, and somewhere in the list you have a number encoded as text, instead of throwing an error, it won't be included in the sum. Errors should never pass silently. Unless explicitly silenced.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil