Using the Serial Port from JavaScript

seriality – Project Hosting on Google Code – A browser plugin enabling Serial port access from JavaScript. Connect your web apps to microcontrollers!

Amazingly simple, but this is a really exciting project with massive hackability potential! Here’s a quick example from the project page:

  <script type="text/javascript">  
    function setup()
      var serial = (document.getElementById("seriality")).Seriality();
      serial.begin(serial.ports[0], 9600);
      serial.write("Hello World");
<body onload="setup();">
  <object type="application/Seriality" id="seriality" width="0" height="0"></object>

The Go Programming Language – A new, ope…

The Go Programming Language – A new, open source programming language developed at Google.

There’s some interesting stuff in here. Lots of nice shortcuts if you’re coming from C++. Given the choice, I think I’d rather see more effort put into Unladen Swallow than having the development community rewrite core libraries for this new language.

Go also still needs a killer app. Perhaps an alternative to Java for Android apps??