MoscowJS, Radiohead WebGL, Web Typography, Opa

2011-07-22 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young


Moscow now has its very own JavaScript meet up: Moscow JavaScript
. This is organised by
Oleg Podsechin who has written for DailyJS, and Anton Korenyushkin, who founded

Find out more by following the Moscow JavaScript Twitter

Oleg said they've had 100 people sign up within 24 hours of announcing
the event, so it's probably a good idea to register now!

Radiohead WebGL

Radiohead WebGL by
Mikko Haapoja uses the House of Cards dataset to render an
interesting 3D visualisation.

Web Typography for the Lonely

Web Typography for the Lonely (sent in by @sstarr) aims to draw designers into our wonderful world of CSS3 and JavaScript. Some of the
examples are really interesting, particularly

If you're a fan of Lettering.js this should
be up your alley.


Opa is now open source (GitHub: MLstate / opalang, License: GNU
). They
announced it to us as part of promoting their Opa Developer

Opa is a full-stack platform for building web applications that can be
easily deployed to cloud services or a private server. It includes the
Opa language, and generates suitable client-side code for browsers.

In a sense it reminds me of projects like
SproutCore and Cappuccino, but it's taking an approach more like server-oriented architectures that have cropped up over the last
decade (yet failed to catch on, for example:

If this sounds interesting, there's a great book on Opa here: Simple,
Secure, Scalable Web Development with