I am working on a moderately large web development system and have been charged with developing the server-side application for the web site. As a primarily local developer I have by far the most experience in C/C++. My favourite language is Ada, just to give you a sense of how much I value static compile-time error checking.
However, I do not want to let my team down, and have been told repeatedly that I am insane for trying to use C++ for web server development. What do you recommend? Is C++ really the wrong tool for web development (like Python is the wrong tool for chip development)? If it is, what framework would you recommend for a compiler junkie like myself (from a cursory search, Node.JS seems like a decent choice)?
Any help is appreciated.