MLstate's Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls
Not only are today's diverse technologies difficult to master, they complicate security. Each boundary between the different domains requires a communication mechanism that passes data between those technologies. And each of these communication conduits can be exploited, as attackers can intercept data or inject damaging information.
[ Also on InfoWorld: 10 programming languages that could shake up IT | 11 programming trends to watch | 12 programming mistakes to avoid | Keep up on key application development insights with the Fatal Exception blog and Developer World newsletter. ]
Opa tackles these issues from a fresh angle. With Opa, you write your Web application as though it were a single-tier program, and the compiler handles the knotty details of partitioning your program and deploying the resulting components to their proper domains. The compiler also builds the communication infrastructure among application components, and that infrastructure is invisibly managed by the runtime. The security weaknesses inherent in today's Web applications are virtually eliminated.
|Test Center Scorecard|
|MLstate Opa 1.0 S3.5||6||8||6||7||9|
Windows 7 is suddenly telling users it isn't genuine -- and it has nothing to do with Windows being...
Windows users are reporting significant problems with four more October Black Tuesday patches
The larger design is very welcome, but there's much more to the iPhone 6 than a bigger screen
Sponsored by Rackspace
Sponsored by Nuage Networks
Sponsored by Fibre Channel Industry Association
InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is showing the same kind of leadership that Steve Jobs used to rescue Apple...
If you’re doing one or more of these things, it might be time to step away from the IDE and take a...
Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects...