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  • Douglas Crockford
    Google Gears, a set of tools for offline Ajax applications, was introduced today at the Google Developer Day in San Jose. Gears is currently a browser plugin.
    Message 1 of 2 , May 31, 2007
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      Google Gears, a set of tools for offline Ajax applications, was
      introduced today at the Google Developer Day in San Jose. Gears is
      currently a browser plugin. It could ultimately be standard equipment.

      http://code.google.com/apis/gears/

      The most interesting component of Gears is the WorkerPool. It allows a
      script to create a new JavaScript execution context, and to have a
      script executed in it. That context is isolated in its own process.
      Communication is provided in the form of JSON message passing. In its
      current form, communication is constrained by the Same Origin Policy.

      The Worker context is a vat. I think it would be very interesting to
      apply capability discipline to the management of message passing, so
      that messages can be safely and appropriately be exchanged between
      widgets, gadgets, badges, iframes, other pages, other applications,
      and other computers.

      There is a lot of interest in Gears, and I think this is the right
      moment to push it in a more secure direction.
    • Douglas Crockford
      Google is continuing to do some really interesting stuff. http://ajaxian.com/archives/google-gears-02-developer-release
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 30, 2007
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        Google is continuing to do some really interesting stuff.

        http://ajaxian.com/archives/google-gears-02-developer-release
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