It’s amazing to me how easy it is to get something quite functional up and running with node.js. A few NPM packages, access to a reliable source of data from a third-party API and you’re away.
Even finding details on APIs for anything is easy thanks to services like https://www.programmableweb.com/. It’s just a giant directory of anything and everything you might want to know about publicly available APIs.
Learning all this kind of makes me feel like I’m discovering coding superpowers. It’s so easy it feels like cheating.