Sunday, June 24, 2007

I, Cringely Reports the Possibility that Apple and Google are Helping Each Other with the iPhone

Where Google comes into this story is with the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), an open source compiler that compiles Java source code into optimized browser-specific JavaScript code. GWT makes writing AJAX apps like writing regular apps in the sense that developers can use many of the tools they are used to. And GWT adds the advantage that the GWT compiler handles all the problems of working with specific browsers.

Now imagine you are the developer of an AJAX application and you suddenly have an urgent need to support Safari for Windows. The easiest way to accomplish that is through GWT.

Of course. We do realize that the release of Safari for Windows is within the grand scheme of things. Here's the complete article.

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