Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Audible Ajax Episode 21: Dojo Offline on Google Gears

Category: Dojo, Gears, Google, Interview, Podcasts

Google Gears

Google has announced some big news for Ajax developers at Google Developer Day. The announcement is Google Gears, an open source runtime to allow you to build Offline Web applications.

Some may think “hmm, what about Dojo Offline?” The great news is that the Dojo crew were in the loop wrt this project, and Brad has ported Dojo Offline to use Google Gears as the base platform.

This is fantastic news, as it means that Dojo and Google are working together, instead of fragmenting. The end result is that the open Web will end up with a much better offline solution.

We interviewed Brad Neuberg, who is working on Dojo Offline thanks to SitePen.

The discussion was a lot of fun, and covered Brad’s thoughts on the offline problem, and how Google Gears and Dojo Offline fit together.

I can’t wait to see what the community comes up with, especially to solve the tough syncing problems.

Without further ado, listen to the interview.

ps. I apologize for the un-produced feel of this podcast. We got to do the interview at the last minute, and wanted to get the content out there for you in a timely manner.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 pm

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It is really exciting news to see two projects are gona to work together. But is there any chance that the “transaction” problem can be solved in offline. Especially, when it will be online based accoutning application. It gona to be a big issue.

Comment by Charlie Cheng — May 30, 2007

Charlie, tell me more what you mean by the “transaction” problem. Have you seen Dojo Sync?

Brad Neuberg

Comment by Brad Neuberg — May 30, 2007

Very exciting about Google Gears! Likewise, great news about Dojo working together with Google… It’s awesome to see how fast this is evolving, with Google, Mozilla, [many libraries] pushing JS/Ajax development and the browser. This along with the whole increasing capability of online/offline API’s as shown with Dojo, Adobe Apollo, and others. Hats off to these titans of innovation making this happen. …continued key convergence between js libraries/toolkits + large players will really push this boulder down the hill. Can’t wait to write an Ajax app that utilizes the Google Gears API! I’m sure we all have a few in mind. Thanks for the podcast, Ajaxians

Comment by Mark Holton — May 30, 2007

I am happy to see Google embracing the little guys and working with Dojo rather than just squashing them or acquiring.

Their approach is refreshing and shows that developing apps in the browser is has a chance to win out over some of the proprietary platforms emerging.

Comment by Kin Lane — May 31, 2007

All well and good. But when is someone going to get around to figuring out why Google Docs run like chilled molasses in Firefox on Linux?

Comment by mmrtnt — May 31, 2007

Not all that Audible. I turned the sound right up and could barely hear. Granted I have crappy speakers, but still….

Comment by Mike — June 1, 2007

Please note that ISEN plans to categorize and federate local databases.
I’d enjoy your feedback.


Comment by Matthew Theobald — June 2, 2007

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