By Subadri at 21 April, 2012, 11:59 am
For obvious reasons, people are often assuming that Google Gears Offline. To me this isn t the case. Gears happens to have three initial APIs LocalServer, Database, WorkerPool that can lend themselves to offline work. However, some people are grokking that WorkerPool and even Database are very useful even if your application never goes offline.
Segue: I am really excited to have Brad Neuberg of Dojo, Rojo, and other non-ojo projects fame, working with me at Google. It is a real pleasure to see the group growing, with great new hires such as Joe Gregorio, and others that haven t made it official yet
I was having a chat about Gears with Brad, and he was talking about how he saw it as a way to update the Web in place. He got it.
Let?s use a really corny analogy that breaks down. We get to drive a few makes of cars browsers on the information highway. When we want new features, we have to wait for a new model to come out, and recently it feels like Cuba. The top selling car is a 1950 s Chevy. As drivers that are passionate about the driving experience, the Gears team is trying give everyone a foundation to replace the engine, even as you drive..