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Develop for Google Chrome � making apps and extensions

Sep 28, 2010, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kunal Deo)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"The internet has evolved a lot since its inception. It was originally created to share hyperlinked text documents. Since then the internet and its related technologies have been developed into an all-round technology handling everything from simple HTML to complex applications. It has also grown into an excellent application platform – not just any application platform, but a true cross-platform one.

"In the case of internet applications, the browser becomes the operating system. Fortunately, most of the technology which is used in building the internet, including the web browser, is based on open standards and is open source. This makes the internet's operating system available on almost any software or hardware platform that ever existed or will ever exist.

"Today most of us spend a considerable amount of time every day on the internet, inside a web browser, to carry out work- and leisure-related tasks. When you are on internet, it does not matter which operating system you are running or on what hardware you are using. Ummm… sometimes it matters, especially for something like video playback, but 90% of the time it doesn't. What actually matters is the browser. The more modern and standards-compliant browser you have, the better the internet you will get."

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