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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by DavidStone on Fri 26th Aug 2011 15:01 UTC
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Anyone interested in this kind of unifying language should also look at which is more C-like and has back-ends for Javascript, Flash, C++ and the Neko VM.

I personally do find this paradigm useful for writing Javascript because having a strongly typed language like HaXe (or Java/GWT) helps catch a lot of errors in the compilation phase.

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