Google Gears meets Ruby on Rails

It has been a while since I posted something new. But I have a few articles in mind that I will post soon.

The first one is something that I discovered a few days ago. The fantastic toolkit Google Gears that enables webapplications to work offline has met RoR.

2 students, Michael Marcus and Rui Ma, have made it all possible. I haven’t had the time to play with it yet, but I’m working on a small project now that fits the need to experiment with.

The things I can tell is that they wrote some sort of a wrapper that to work with all the javascript api’s that Gears has. Next to that wrapper, you still need some javascript to work within the browser, but the syntax looks very ruby-ish.

Becouse crud-actions over http can be simulated, we can use the same views and controllers like we would use for a normal online application.

The two students hope they can make it available as a plugin soon, so it can be used in existing projects.

For more info, check out the Gears on Rails project page.