Bespin, the cloud, and Canvas

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Mozil¬≠la recent¬≠ly launched a very ear¬≠ly ver¬≠sion of Bespin, their online IDE (Site¬≠point have a nice overview). It‚Äôs hard to make too much of it at this ear¬≠ly stage, although it is impres¬≠sive¬≠ly fast and respon¬≠sive; time will tell if that con¬≠tin¬≠ues to be the case as new fea¬≠tures 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 Mozil¬≠la and what they are doing. Bespin looks sweet, the GUI, the respon¬≠sive¬≠ness, and the ‚Äúcloud‚ÄĚ feature.