Linked by Henri on Tue 21st Feb 2012 22:44 UTC
General Development Opa, the new open source programming language for web applications, just released its 0.9.0 'S4' version. Opa is a single programming language for specifying client code, server code and database code. The new release introduces two major features: A new default syntax that resembles JavaScript and was asked for by the community, and an abstraction layer for the NoSQL database MongoDB. Features that were previously supported by the internal Opa database are now available with the fast-growing, scalable NoSQL database. Together, Opa and MongoDB, provide a way to develop complex web applications and have them scale out easily. Many other smaller features have been added, as the number of contributors to the code on github grows.
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RE: Different to NodeJS?
by robot-git on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 10:17 UTC in reply to "Different to NodeJS?"
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Javascript has no type verification.
Which probably results with more debugging or more bugs.

Opa has a syntax similar to Javascript.
Opa is designed from scratch for the job and provides integrated high-level constructions that are very handy (html, slicing, db ...).
It means you can focus on your application and partly forget about AJAX, escaping, comet and other boring stuff.

ps : I am working on Opa

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