Hello, I’m interested in ML and Data processing in general. I realize that this field requires not only programming knowledge, but maths and statistics as well and, in general, it’s harder to break into ML when compared to web development, at least that’s what I’ve gathered from my research.
Therefore, I decided to learn back-end development so that I may in the future change career focus. Now, would you recommend learning Python (and a web framework/library) or JS (and NodeJS)?
I’m biased to Python because of its status in the ML world, but I also can’t risk lowering my chances of getting a job as web developer in the near future because it seems JS (&NodeJS) is quite a bit more popular than Python in this field.
I do realize that there other things I’d need to learn or at least be familiar with to land a junior dev position (version control, linux shell, SQL, cloud services), but so far I think the Python/JS question is the one I have to find answers to before I begin investing time learning.
Thanks a lot in advance!