Friday, July 20th, 2007
Jack Herrington has written his second article in his series on Gears.
The article goes into detail on creating a form based data entry application that works offline. This means that entries are batched up, so when the user goes online they can be sync’d up. The forms are sent using Prototype and
Jack iterates on the data model, going from a simple blog, to separate content.
For years now, web applications have been stuck at the 90 percent solution mark. Web applications are incredibly easy to develop, but fail utterly when the customer isn’t connected to the Web. On the day Google Gears was released, I knew that this status quo had instantly changed. Just as the addition of Ajax functionality to the browser was the one small step that added rich interactivity, this small step of Gears solves one of the few remaining problems of web development. What a powerful tool indeed!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am