One feature I hadn’t discovered about HTML5 is the ability to cache files like Gears and run in offline mode. It in fact has local store with SQL… Huge. A colleague recently explained that Google was dropping Gears in favor of these new features in HTML5. See:
Gotta say that I’m really digging Google Wave. I love the technology behind it and I think it’ll change the way we build apps for the web. It looks like real time but all done in micro requests web style. Very very cool.
Was going to activate my Wave account today (which is turning out to be a pain) and had the wrong browser open.
Hilarious. So much for the open web.