Wednesday, May 24, 2023

3D web: Babylon.js (vs Three.js ?) => 3D chess

 Announcing Babylon.js 6.0. Our mission is to build one of the most… | by Babylon.js | Apr, 2023 | Medium

"Babylon.js 6.0 brings a complete overhaul of the Physics API. More power. More control. More features."


One of the exciting things about developing for the modern web is the rapid development of the underlying platform. Things like WebAssembly, WebGL, WebGPU, web workers, and more are unlocking experiences that were previously unimaginable for the typical web product. In the past couple of years we’ve seen products like Figma take advantage of this to create extremely compelling businesses and offerings.

WebGL, WebGPU, and 3D in general is one of these fundamental capabilities that has the most potential to push the web to the next level. Using these technologies directly, however, can be rather complex. In most cases, it makes sense to use a 3D web framework to speed up the development process. Today, there are two major open source frameworks that are capable enough to be considered seriously: Three.js and Babylon.js.

Typescript and Babylonjs

react + three.js

Microsoft Build 2023 news

Microsoft Build 2023: The 5 biggest announcements - The Verge

Windows 11 is getting an AI Copilot

Microsoft 365 Copilot now supports plug-ins

Bing is now ChatGPT’s default search experience

Microsoft Edge will soon come with a 365 Copilot integration

Windows Terminal is getting an AI-powered chatbot through an integration with GitHub Copilot.

data platform: Microsoft Fabric

Introducing Microsoft Fabric: The data platform for the era of AI | Azure Blog | Microsoft Azure

an end-to-end, unified analytics platform that brings together all the data and analytics tools that organizations need. Fabric integrates technologies like Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI into a single unified product, empowering data and business professionals alike to unlock the potential of their data and lay the foundation for the era of AI.

not to be confused with:

typical Microsoft marketing, names are re-used...