I'm a Frontend Engineer @ extrategy. I'm also speaker at tech conferences and reviewer for Manning, Packt and Pragmatic Programmer. I like to relax playing with my Playstation or cooking some strange ethnic dish for me and my girlfriend
WebVR with A-Frame
WebVR is an open standard that makes it possible to experience VR in your browser. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have
Why it's important for a Web Developer?
Can I use it?
The Good parts
<html> <head> <script src="https://aframe.io/releases/0.6.1/aframe.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <a-scene> <a-box position="-1 0.5 -3" rotation="0 45 0" color="red"></a-box> <a-sky color="green"></a-sky> </a-scene> </body> </html>
The (not so) Bad parts
Entity-component-system (ECS) is an architectural pattern that is mostly used in game development
it is better to compose what an object can do (HAS-A) than extend what it is (IS-A)
Entities are container objects into which components can be attached. Entities are the base of all objects in the scene.
Components are reusable modules or data containers that can be attached to entities to provide appearance, behavior, and/or functionality.
Systems provide global scope, management, and services for classes of components.
<a-entity geometry="primitive: sphere; radius: 1.5" light="type: point; color: white; intensity: 2" material="color: white; shader: flat; src: glow.jpg" position="0 0 -5"></a-entity>
WebVR with A-Frame - FEVR 2017
By Francesco Strazzullo