Straight away from Railswaycon 2009, here’s a great presentation about event-driven and fibers-driven development: Embracing events in Ruby. Neverblock is amazing!
Python zealots can also read the Python counterpart.
Meanwhile, PHP zealots can keep swearing by PHP 6, that’s gonna introduce innovative brain-blasting technology: unicode support (woah!) and basic “goto” support (re-woah!).
Coroutines puts an end to latency in SOA and database-driven apps, where apps keep being stupidly stuck waiting for a remote server to answer instead of keeping the ball rolling.
As demonstrated in this presentation, web developpers still have loads to learn from games coders. But it seems to sink in slowly.