Google Developer Day Makes News

John Musser, May 31st, 2007

Lots of interesting API and mashup news from Google as part of their global Developer Day: new APIs, new tools, tutorials, and more. Over 5,000 developers in 10 cities. Two very interesting highlights:

  • Most noteworthy is the announcement of the Google Gears API. What is it? “Google Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. Google Gears consists of three modules that address the core challenges in making web applications work offline. LocalServer: Cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) locally. Database: Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database. WorkerPool: Make your web applications more responsive by performing resource-intensive operations asynchronously.” And yes, we’ve got a brand new Google Gears API ProgrammableWeb Profile on the site.
  • Next up is the Google Mashup Editor. Represents Google’s entry into the general mashup tools space (the recent My Maps was an map-centric tool for non-programmers). This nicely straightforward web-based Ajax-y Editor lets you mix resources like feeds and APIs, debug them and deploy them using a common UI. The supporting environment includes the editor, a testing sandbox, source code control, and application hosting. A JavaScript API allows you direct access to extend the tool. And again, we’ve got a new Mashup Editor API Profile up here.


Google Mashup Editor

You can get more details at their Developer Day site and code.google.com.

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May 31st, 2007
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Comment by: SaaS-Portal

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