All languages have their pros and cons. Some of these deciding factors are more superficial than others. Often the superficial benefits are what strike you first about a language. CoffeeScript for example has a really tight, sexy and expressive syntax that allows you to be concise consistently. Take this comparison of a pointless jQuery plugin:
Both do the same thing, but CoffeeScript definitely looks better right? Check it out over on GitHub. More to come on CoffeeScript sooooooon :)
Hopefully the New Year will bring both good times and mistakes from which more good times can be made. For me I guess the first thing I’ve done this year in relation to the web is release a Kohana Module that adds automatic view loading and error handling to your application. Check out Prophet on GitHub.
Personally I’m not too sure what I want this year to bring, I guess I need to get started on a list eh?
Happy New Year!