We’ll review the top cloud architecture / implementations. Here’s my short list:

 

Node.js – I’m biased in favor of javascript, the language of the web. Node now has critical mass and support…

Java – Strong entrant… with many success stories.

.NET – A million billion Microsoft software engineering development hours on this platform… it must be good.  Yes, it is.

Python – the do anything scripting language with lot’s of plugins and support

PHP – Workhorse underpinning LAMP/WAMP/MAMP.

Unless you have a good reason, and you may, visit node.js, learn more and try it on a project. The node team has made javascript run well as a server, albeit with a few quirks, but it’s easy to code the entire project in javascript.