A new and promising web development framework has been born for Free Pascal/ Lazarus developers. It supports REST, JSON, and you can download it from here: http://brookframework.org/
I have noticed today that Pascal language rating index has been raised in Tiobe programming language index this month. It becomes number 14 which is very close to Delphi/Object Pascal in number 12. May be this has a relation to Lazarus version 1 release.