Meet the Team: Oleksandr
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Meet the Team: Oleksandr

by Mary Marnell

Published on May 19, 2021

Full-stack development is rapidly changing, almost like a shape-shifter from a sci-fi movie. The stakes are high because picking the right platform can really make a difference on your bottom line. Vue.js, React.js, and Node.js all bring many different elements to the table, and to help us sort through them, we have asked for one of our in-house experts to assist us on our quest for full-stack enlightenment.

Without further ado, here’s Oleksandr.

Oleksandr - Full stack developer at Reliable

Mary: Hey Oleksandr! Tell us about yourself.
Oleksandr: Hello! I’m Oleksandr. I’m a full-stack developer here at Reliable. I’m 30 years old and I live with my wife in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. For people familiar with Zhytomyr, it may seem like a small unexciting city, but I actually like it. It’s so quiet.

Mary: How long have you been at Reliable and what was your background before joining the team?
Oleksandr: I’ve worked for Reliable for about six months now. Previously I was a freelancer in Ukraine and elsewhere around the globe.

Mary: What does a typical workday look like for you?
Oleksandr: Every day starts with a cup (or two) of coffee, and then with fresh eyes I start my workday. My team lead is Viktor Solovey, Reliable’s CEO and founding partner. He and I often have a quick call to start the day and jump right into problem-solving using Microsoft Teams. I also collaborate with new team members to make sure that we don’t get overloaded.

Mary: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?
Oleksandr: I think the best part of my job is to see projects grow from a concept to reality. It’s very rewarding to see how happy clients are with the work we do. We have a “client love” channel in our company Microsoft Teams account that really brightens everyone’s day and keeps our team motivated.

Oleksandr - Full stack developer at Reliable

Mary: Reliable now offers Node, React, and Vue. What are these programming languages and who uses them?
Oleksandr: React and Vue operate on the front-end, which is also called the client-side, while Node is server-side. They all are based on JavaScript and Google’s V8 engine. The most interesting thing about these frameworks is that you can create a complex website using just one stack.

Mary: When is it better to use Node, React, and Vue versus a PHP stack?
Oleksandr: I actually wouldn’t compare React or Vue with PHP necessarily. PHP is a server-side language, while React is a client-side JavaScript library and Vue is a client-side JavaScript framework. If you need a fast-loading website without using any back-end language, you can use React.js and Vue.js. It’s also nice that you can use React and Vue with standard hosting available from providers like WP Engine, LiquidWeb, and Flywheel. However, if you have a project that does need a back-end programming language, you can use Node with one of the front-end JavaScript technologies. This will give you a fast-loading and lightweight site while also being powerful and functional.

Mary: Are there different use cases for when a client should consider React, Node, or Vue?
Oleksandr: It depends on the project, but if you expect a lot of traffic, I would recommend React or Vue with Node versus PHP. But again it depends on the site and what you’re trying to do exactly. For example, Facebook uses C++ and PHP for its backend and React for its front-end. To further illustrate when to these tools, take a look at how some larger software companies are utilizing React, Vue, and Node:

Node: eBay, Twitter, Uber, LinkedIn, Trello, NASA, Netflix, PayPal
React: AirBNB, Yandex, VK, Wix, Reddit, Netflix, WhatsApp, Uber, Vimeo, Instagram, Codepen, Atlassian, Pinterest, Facebook, Revolut, Discord, BBC
Vue.js: Nintendo, Alibaba, Ozon, Gitlab
PHP: Facebook, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, BlaBlaCar, Google (YouTube)

Mary: What’s the next step for clients interested in working with Reliable on a React, Vue, or Node project?
Oleksandr: Email us at hello@reliablepsd.com or schedule a call with our proposal and onboarding specialist. We’ll work with you to understand your technical needs and goals and help you create a solid plan for bringing your project to life.

This post was last updated on May 27, 2021

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