What are the most 'future friendly' web application frameworks to select?
Answer by Tobias Orterer:
i agree with some of the other answers.
node.js, backbone.js and mongodb will be huge.
just look into mongodb a bit and take a look into node.js and its express framework as well. together with mongodb you can build web apps so much faster its scary. together with socket.io (http://socket.io/) )real time web applications are so easy to build.
just check out https://github.com/datapimp/backbone-express-mongoose-socketio
i have the feeling that sproutcore could get very popular too.(http://www.sproutcore.com/)
old but not very known is redis as permanent key value storage that supports lists and queues with an insane read/write rate. (http://redis.io)
also on my watchlist:
http://www.slimframework.com/ (very awesome fat free php "framework")
http://www.vertica.com/ (used by zynga)
http://rocketpack.fi/engine/ (html5 game engine)
http://hakim.se/experiments/ (html5 experiments that blow your mind)
… also lighttpd v2 is on its way! (http://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/lighttpd2)