Indeed, Opa checks the type safety of the application over the whole application, from client, to server, to database. Opa also provides many automation algorithms, such as the automated use of Node.js fibers at runtime, automated client/server and server/database dialog.
phy_si_kal writes: Today, a secretive startup from Paris, France has announced that it will open source the Opa technology it has been developing for some time. Opa is a one-tier web technology (right, that means only one layer at runtime) where Opa source code is compiled into a standalone binary. And, this could be really a game changer in the cloud era as it handles distribution very easily. Sadly, the code is not yet available but a 171-page manual and tutorial is already available (registration required) and packages seem on the wild. Disclaimer: I am at MLstate (and very happy)
phy_si_kal writes: We are about to launch a new programming language, built for the web. Crowded space, but we think we have what it takes. Time to choose the open source license. What do you think? Should be go copyleft all the way, to encourage contributing back? Or non-copyleft to appeal commercial users? We have made a survey for this (results are public of course).
phy_si_kal writes: Now Microsoft must love free software. Indeed, Office 2011 for Mac (beta 5 at least) uses Freetype! Screenshot at: http://i35.tinypic.com/jazx2t.jpg Somehow they figured out the free software "clean room implementation" of their own (patented) TrueType technology must better suit their needs.