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The Power of Google Gears (Part 1)

Jul 02, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Herrington)

"Web application development is the perfect 95 percent solution. It's very easy to develop a simple HTML frontend to something like PHP or Rails, to deliver data to and from a MySQL database. You can even give it a more desktop feel by using Ajax tools. But that last five percent, the ability for desktop applications to work offline, was missing from the web world until the release of Google Gears.

"I look at Gears a lot like Ajax, it's a small set of new functionality that takes traditional web pages and moves them one step toward having a complete desktop feel..."

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