Makepad is a creative software development platform for Rust that compiles to wasm/webGL, osx/metal, windows/dx11 linux/opengl (by makepad)

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Posts with mentions or reviews of makepad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-14.
  • The Serde Rust Framework | 2021-10-14
  • Unified Shader Programming in C++ | 2021-10-03
    Makepad does something simular with its universal shading language:
  • Google Docs will move to canvas based rendering instead of DOM | 2021-05-12
    Can someone explain why is extremely slow and "unusable" on Microsoft Edge browser but run smoothly on Chrome? | 2021-05-12
    I'm not sure but what you are suggesting is not outside the realm of possibility. There are already projects like which implement their GUI on top of WebGL. (Which is arguably more challenging than implementing on top of Canvas 2D.) | 2021-05-12
    In 2009, I joined Mozilla and started working on the Bespin[1] project, which Ben Galbraith & Dion Almaer had brought to Moz. Bespin was built with a canvas-based renderer. Bespin was way faster than other browser-based code editors at the time.

    Then the folks came along with their Ace editor[2], which was DOM-based and still very fast. We ended up merging the projects.

    Rik Arends[3] was one of the folks and he's been working on a WebGL-based code environment called Makepad[4], which is entirely built in Rust and has its own UI toolkit. He's complained a lot about how difficult it is to make a performant JS-based editing environment.

    My point in all of this is just that there are absolutely tradeoffs in performance, accessibility, ease-of-development, internationalization, and likely other aspects. If raw performance is what you're going for, it's hard to beat just drawing on a canvas or using WebGL. Google Docs needs to worry about all of that other stuff, too, so I'll be interested to see how this shapes up.




    [4]: | 2021-05-12
    Try holding down Alt on

    Such a cool feature that you can't really do with DOM based solutions (VSCode could never do this).

  • Enso 2.0 is out! Visual programing in Enso, Java, Python, R, and JavaScript. Written in Rust and Java. | 2021-04-13
    I will be curious to see it, I really think this kind of programming will be the future and there seem to be lots of people broadly thinking in the same direction. Also makepad, even though it looks almost like a traditional text-based interface now.
  • Makepad: UI framework for Rust that compiles to WASM/native | 2021-03-28
  • Are there any GUI IDE written in rust for rust programming? | 2021-02-24
  • Ultron - web based monospace text-editor with syntax highlighting | 2021-01-13
    Not terminal-oriented but also a Rust web based monospace text editor with syntax highlighting: Makepad


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