What new and less common technologies should web masters be looking at or learning?
I mean anything that is not often talked about. Programming languages, databases, frameworks, web servers, hosting and VMs, whatever....
My list to get the ball rolling:
- Haskell - because it is a good tool to have, particularly if your usual tool is scripting languages, and learning it is a stimulating challenge.
- Cherrypy WDGI server - only for Python developers, and I am talking about the server only, not the whole framework: it is a simple, production quality way of deploying web apps where convenience of low resource usage is more important than performance or scalability.
- Hiawatha web server - a lot of security features, good performance, and the code has been audited. Simple to configure too.
I am just as interested in things that are niche, or have never got the recognition they deserve, as hot new stuff - in any case, new stuff often turns out to be a partial reinvention of old stuff in a new niche.
[edited by: graeme_p at 12:40 pm (utc) on Oct 11, 2016]