Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:29 UTC, submitted by akoprowski
General Development A detailed comparison of two novel approaches to developing web apps : Node.js and Opa. Both technologies are open source, allow writing "Hello world" web app in just a few lines and both focus on the Web rather than on generic programming. However, Opa seems to be much more concise, is strongly typed and by design makes most popular security threats void.
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RE[2]: Author is clearly biased
by akoprowski on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 10:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Author is clearly biased"
akoprowski
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2012-02-22

What I think is strange is to compare node.js to Opa [...] You could make a similair framework for node.js

The article is about the state of the art, so about what is available today, not about what could happen, as such speculation rarely makes sense.

Having said that: indeed there are frameworks for node.js (express.js) and indeed it would make sense to compare with them and I do hope to get around to doing that.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That depends, the state of the art of what is available now might be important if you want to build something now.

But you also have to look at the future.

If you are a new webdeveloper, would you spend time on learning Flash, because some people consider that the current state of the art of "HTML5" ?

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