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: What are the benefits?
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 28th Aug 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "What are the benefits?"
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unify? no... it is a language and framework meant to compile to optimized (i.e. not very human readable, but highly efficient) Javascript, CSS, and HTML 5 code.

The idea is sound and makes a hell of a lot of sense. I there is, however, nothing special about Opa that prevents other common languages from being used for the same purpose. The compilation tools simply need to be built for them.

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