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Processing 1.2, Canvas and WebGL Benchmarks, What is WebGL?

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Processing.js 1.2

Processing.js 1.2 has been released. This version improves
WebGL performance, and there's now a guide that shows how Canvas and
WebGL relate to Processing's rendering modes: Understanding Rendering
Modes in
Processing.js
.

There's a full changelog in the blog post. And, the image above comes
from Spring and
Processing.js
.

Canvas and WebGL Benchmarks

Ilmari Heikkinen posted some interesting jsPerf Canvas and WebGL
benchmarks

to his blog, which includes a text
sources
benchmark.

Running the benchmarks will show a comparison against other browsers
using Browserscope.

What is WebGL?

What is WebGL? was a talk by Neil Trevett given at the WebGL Meetup
group
. It's fairly
high-level, but Neil does a good job of explaining how the stack of
technologies required for WebGL come together to make it all possible.

It also mentions a project by Google called
ANGLE which attempts to translate OpenGL ES 2.0 API calls to DirectX 9 for Windows machines that
don't have OpenGL 2.0 drivers. Interesting stuff!