November 6th 2009
Google launched closures tools yesterday. In consists of 3 things:
The Closure Library is server-agnostic, and is intended for use with the Closure Compiler.
Closure Templates simplify the task of dynamically generating HTML. They have a simple syntax that is natural for programmers. In contrast to traditional templating systems, in which you use one big template per page, you can think of Closure Templates as small components that you compose to form your user interface.
If like me, you’ve always dreamed of taking a look at how all those Google Apps where built (gmail, gdocs), well now’s your chance. Closure is actually the code that is driving those apps. It has been around for a while and the people at Google has been working pretty hard to open source it.
I’ll first start playing with the compiler to merge it with my deploy scripts. Then I’ll see what can be built with the actual library.
What do you guys think about it?