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Submission + - Opa JS Framework Hits Major Milestone (opalang.org)

phy_si_kal writes: The Opa Framework allows to build JavaScript applications that run on NodeJS and MongoDB.
Since its 1.0 release, the Opa framework has switched to a more liberal MIT License and was a finalist of GigaOM's Structure 2012.
The project hit today a major milestone, releasing a version which is 38% smaller, generates 62% smaller apps, that run 49% faster while using 29% less memory.
That's good news before the Opa Developer Challenge ends.


Submission + - New Opa S4 release puts forward new "ORM" for MongoDB (opalang.org)

phy_si_kal writes: The new, open source, Opa web programming language just hit version 0.9.0 "S4", six month after its last major release.
Apart from a new syntax more similar to JavaScript, the new releases focuses on mongoDB integration.
Opa now features something similar to ORM except that mongoDB is a non-relational, document-oriented database and Opa a functional, non-object-oriented language.
The new functionality makes the NoSQL database even easier to use as all language-database calls are automated. And the mapping of functional datastructures to documents could even be much better than current ORM approaches and solve the object-relational impedance mismatch.


Submission + - A major new project hits github

phy_si_kal writes: Opa source code has just hit github!
This new programming language makes tierless web applications and webservices. It basically means that the project is a complete rewrite of the whole server stack and that it does not rely on any existing web server or database server: Web applications are compiled into standalone servers, that can run on bare linux distributions.
Opa is a single programming language for both the server and the client, as the compiler generates Javascript code for the client side and automates the calls between the two.
Event-based programming is natively supported (20 LoCs for a webchat) as well as distribution (1 shell command to run on many servers).
Packages, documentation and standard library browser live there.

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