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JT Turner

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I mean what you use really comes down to your team. I would normally pick a relationship database over an object store for reporting and other things down the road that are much harder to do with a DB like MongoDB. As for language, I would pick Elixir as it does these things really well but that because that is what I know best. Python or Node.js are also sure good choices. Whoever is building should probably pick the language, framework, and database.

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George Krachtopoulos
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March 28th 2020 at 5:38PM

Thank you for your kind note.

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It really depends on what you need. If you are building something very custom, I would use Node.js and the backend as maybe just AWS Lambdas with AWS RDS Postgres or AWS DynamoDB. You might need to also add ElasticSearch if you need to add search support.

If you want more of an out of box solution with just some tweaks them Django is a great option as well

Really though from your requirements besides the gamification I would go with a full out of the box solution like Atlassian Confluence. Then you don't have to hire anyone.

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Node.js is great but if I had a choice for something like this I would pick Elixir and Phoenix. They have LiveViews and channels which be one step up then the other 3 plateforms. It will also scale better and respond faster. Last will probably far less code as well.

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