LinkedIn Tech Talk: Brad Neuberg on Gears
July 31, 2008
On Tuesday, Brad Neuberg from Google's Developer Program visited LinkedIn's headquarters in Mountain View to give a presentation on Gears to the engineering department as part of our series of LinkedIn Tech Talks.
Gears is an open source project that enables more powerful web applications, and provides for a better user experience with a cross-browser plugin. Gears gets installed on a user's machine (the same way any other plugin like Adobe Acrobat Reader does), and then provides a local database, worker pool, and a local web server.
Afterwards, Brad stayed around to discuss how different engineering groups at LinkedIn could use Gears to give our users a better user experience and more powerful features.
Although we don't have Brad's talk at LinkedIn online for you to see, here is another presentation on Gears that Brad gave at Google I/O 2008.
I'm impressed with Gears and some of the demos, and real applications like Remember The Milk that I've seen using it. I'm sure we could make use of this technology to dramatically improve the user experience for many LinkedIn users in areas like the homepage, network updates, address book, and corporate solutions.
NOTE: This entry was published with Brad Neuberg's permission.