Introduction to high performance web apps / games with WebGL

Fri 11:30 AM - Octopus Deploy - Ironwood Room


WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D computer graphics and 2D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins. You will often find developers using it for games, but it is finally gaining widespread visibility across the web, and is now being used for map visualizations, charting data, gaming, and even presentations.

First introduced in early 2011, this is similar OpenGL ES, the mobile version of the OpenGL graphics library, but built inside of the browser. Desktop browsers have really started to support it as of late, as have mobile browsers. During this talk, I will showcase what WebGL is, how it can be used today in any of your web-based projects, regardless of the device you are running it on, and a variety of frameworks to you started.

Prepare to see code, live examples, and high performance computing, including games.