Backend/API for IONIC: Best practices


This is somewhat of a off site question but I am interested in this.

  • Am I right that the backend / API is in general totally split from the IONIC folder / development?
  • Is it usual / recommended to program the API e.g. with a Framework like Laravel?
  • Are there arguments for programming the API not in PHP but in Node.js, perhaps inside IONIC?

Thanks for your answers!