Playing Around with Io
It is lightweight, so there are a lot of rough edges (like, say, installing things), but there are some quite interesting language features like built-in and easy to use CoRos and a mega-simple Actor pattern. Check out
coroutines_and_actors.io. Also compare how easy setting up a webserver (
basic_http_server.io) to Node.js.
I couldn't get a lot of the Addons to build in my limited time with it so far, which was a major downside. I have plans to build a mini-web-framework, but only if I can figure out how to get the SQLite package to work.