Thursday, May 31st, 2007
Ajax developers are used to wringing a lot of functionality out of a limited and generally closed platform. Thanks to many pioneers, we’ve been able to do really rich UIs in HTML for a few years now. But going off-line has always been Really Tough.
Adobe’s Apollo project has been ahead of the game in show-casing how a traditionally on-line only medium, Flash, can make the leap to the desktop and work off-line.
Dojo Offline was the first really big attempt at delivering a solution that gives off-line to browser platform in a generalized way. But of course, before that really had a chance to spread its wings, along comes Google Gears, which also aligns with Dojo Offline and Apollo.
We’re proud to announced that Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s Chief Software Architect, will be speaking at the Ajax Experience West in July, giving an update on Apollo, Gears integration, and more. We’ll also have Brendan Eich, Mozilla’s CTO, and Chris Wilson, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer architect, and keynoting at the show to deliver their perspectives on off-line, and much more.
Brad Neuberg, the creator of Dojo Offline Toolkit, will be delivering a technical session at the show to dive deep on Dojo Offline. Google Gears was just announced, but we’re trying to get a session Gears too; stay tuned.
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:17 pm