F3: a whole new take on scripting

If you like scripting, you should take a look at Chris Oliver's weblog. He mostly discusses a scripting language that he's been working on called F3. It's mind-bendingly cool. It's a client-side scripting engine, rather than one of the usual server-side languages. It's designed for doing very graphically cool applications. He's got lots of demos in is blog, mostly directly runnable. In particular, you really must run through his interactive tutorial. The most mind-bendingly cool feature (and a little tricky to understand) is F3's dependency-based evaluation. Magic. Have some fun with it.
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client-side, client-side... but, it is so easy and efficient that we want it to run on server-side now ;-)

Posted by Laurent Simon on November 22, 2006 at 02:21 AM PST #

I tried some of the demos, looked at the syntax, and F3 seems great. Thanks for mentionning it. I hope to have some time soon to try it myself. It appears to be worth a try, at the very least. - Serge

Posted by Serge Masse on November 24, 2006 at 02:03 AM PST #

It looks like VRML97, an old modeling language spec. (replaced by X3D which is based on XML) I think XML works better for GUI modeling...

Posted by Helio Luiz Alves Rodrigues on November 26, 2006 at 02:06 AM PST #

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