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Polymer Web library From Google ready for production
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Polymer Web library From Google ready for production

Google is pushing for a method of building Web applications that can boost the development of interoperable custom elements. Google I/O conference in San Francisco, unveiled Polymer 1.0. “Since the Developer Preview was released, we’ve re-written the library from the ground up, focusing on cross-browser performance while keeping the developer-friendly ergonomics”. Taylor Savage, the Polymer product manager, said in a blog post. “The new library is about three times faster on Chrome, four times faster on Safari, and a third less code than in developer preview and it’s ready to be used in production applications.”

The Web applications library is built atop Web platform primitives via reusable Web components, which bring compose-ability, interoperability, and consume-ability to the Web platform, according to Google. It features a Web component framework for developing HTML design elements that can be used across mobile and desktop systems.

Google also is asking developers to look at the Polymer elements catalog. “There you can browse for elements to help create or add features to your Web app — whether you need buttons or layouts, Google maps or push notifications. For just about any problem you might need to solve on the Web, there’s an element for that,” Savage said.

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