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Google’s chrome browser: first impressions

The fact that an open-source browser from Google isn’t available on an open-source platform — Linux — is sad. And that too one that is based on Apple’s Webkit.

I ran the browser, called Chrome, on Windows; opened a few tabs and looked at the memory consumed. In Firefox, one of the negatives is that ... read more

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Google Web Toolkit

Java didn’t make it big on browsers. Javascript (no relationship with Java) is the defacto standard that all browsers support.

Javascript is an interpreted, dynamic typed language with powerful features not available in mainstream languages: functions are first class (they can be passed around like any other object); it has associative arrays and closures. However, ... read more

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