Linked by hbbio on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:14 UTC
General Development "Opa, a new opensource programming language aiming to make web development transparent has been publicly launched. Opa automatically generates client-side Javascript and handles communication and session control. The ultimate goal of this project is to allow writing distributed web applications using a single programming language to code application logics, database queries and user interfaces. Among existing applications already developed in Opa, some are worth a look. Best place to start is the project homepage which contains extensive documentation while the code of the technology is on GitHub. A programming challenge ends October 17th." This is weird. 'Opa' is the nickname my friends gave me 6 years ago. It's still used more often than my actual name...
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RE[3]: What are the benefits?
by Ventajou on Fri 26th Aug 2011 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What are the benefits?"
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I use a tool called Script# that "compiles" c# code into JavaScript. Actually it kind of facelifts JavaScript to look and behave like c# because it doesn't try to hide that you're ultimately writing JS code.

The reason for that? Maintaining a large project with tens of thousands of lines of JavaScript scattered in many files is quite the nightmare. That language is fine for adding blinking stuff on a page real quick but anything medium to large scale will become difficult. Google does that too with their GWT.

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