I am new to wappler and have been persisting with NodeJS as I hear there are advantages to it such as speed, and reusable components however I’m beginning to feel that it is not stable enough and relatively unsupported.
- database connections seem harder and not documented (from what I can see)
- layouts and partials not really working (again from what I can see)
- can’t delete a database connection from the wappler UI after realising that it needs a server connection rather than a direct connection (I think this is a wappler bug actually)
- email service not working in NodeJS
- most of the documentation/tutorials assume that you are setting up PHP not NodeJS and you follow them only to discover that you need to do it a different way with NodeJS.
I feel like we’re dealing with
- Wappler v3 being very new and a few idiosyncrasies (which is undertsandable)
- Some of the basics such as setting up remote servers not being easy and having to find documentation
- NodeJS being a relatively immature stage of development
Combining all these factors makes it much harder.
So, my question is: Is it worth persisting with NodeJS or would it be fewer headaches with the old classic PHP?
(Given that we are developing e-commerce sites with tens of thousands of users and huge databases that we need to migrate across)
Would love to get some insights/advice before going much further.