Programming Languages for Web Developers

I consider myself a programming languages connoisseur; I truly love to pick up new languages, take them for a spin, and pick apart their salient structures. Different languages offer different tools for problem solving, often suggesting more concise and elegant paradigms depending on the situation. Web developers (myself included) need to understand the trade offs used in different languages and systems to chose the cleanest, most efficient solution to the problems we face every day. With that in mind, I started writing a series of posts that should shed some light on the different features of different languages. These articles will not be language specific, but rather aggregate the differences across different languages.