For a company like Basecamp, you’d be mad to make your choice of programming language and web framework on anything but a determination of what’ll make your programmers the most motivated, happy, and productive. Whatever the cost, it’s worth it. It’s worth it on a pure cost/benefit, but, more importantly, it’s worth it in terms of human happiness and potential.
True. A similar argument can be made when people debate Kubernetes vs. Serverless vs. PaaS vs. ??? In most cases, whichever approach you go with for running your apps/services, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Data stores, file storage, messaging, networking, and more all need solutions and will often make up more of the financial (and operational) pie than your service/app layer. – Josh