Google Gears - offline web applications

Posted on Monday, Jun 04 2007 @ 01:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google recently presented Gears, a way to enable offline web applications.
Google Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. Gears provides three key features:

  • A local server, to cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) without needing to contact a server
  • A database, to store and access data from within the browser
  • A worker thread pool, to make web applications more responsive by performing expensive operations in the background

    Google Gears is currently an early-access developers' release. It is not yet intended for use by real users in production applications at this time.
  • You can check it out at Google Gears.


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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