Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 13:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless We have lots of Palm new for you today, since the company released its quarterly results yesterday. The company also opened up public beta access to Ares, its browser-based integrated development environment for the webOS. Which to me, as a non-developer, looks totally awesome. webOS 1.3.5 is also on its way, which will bring battery life and performance improvements, among other things.
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RE[2]: Dashcode
by Invincible Cow on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Dashcode"
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> The webOS HAS native applications. It is just that its native applications are written using web languages.
Native means the code is compiled to machine code for the processor of the device, and runs directly on the processor without some sort of emulation, intepreting or "just-in-time compilation" (which is actually worse than normal interpreting when it comes to response times).

> You have access to ALL the hardware
The programs don't have direct access to the processor. Which is like, "sort of important" (read: absolutely required) for the designation "native". And also essential for performance.

Edited 2009-12-18 17:27 UTC

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