Bespin, the cloud, and Canvas

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Mozilla recently launched a very early version of Bespin, their online IDE (Sitepoint have a nice overview). It’s hard to make too much of it at this early stage, although it is impressively fast and responsive; time will tell if that continues to be the case as new features are added.

This responsiveness seems to come from the front end being created using JavaScript (only 62kb compressed, apparently) and the HTML5 canvas element (update: more on that implementation). Seeing other examples of what its capable of, I really need to start learning more about canvas.

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“Bespin, the cloud, and Canvas”

  1. I love Mozilla and what they are doing. Bespin looks sweet, the GUI, the responsiveness, and the “cloud” feature.