Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura

An Open Web advocate and front-end engineer, who loves everything mobile, and writes about HTML5, CSS, JS, UX, tech events, gadgets, etc. She unintentionally got 15min of fame by creating The HTTP Status Cats. Also, the opinions expressed here are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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Developing Applications for Palm webOS

The Developing Applications for webOS webcast is now available from O’Reilly.
Mitch Allen, Palm’s Software CTO, gives a preview into application development with the Mojo SDK, explaining the structure of webOS, and demonstrates how to build a simple app with using TextMate and Safari on Mac.

According to the Webcast, the Mojo framework is based on Prototype 1.6.3 is bundled with webOS. (Pssst. the rumor said it also uses Dojo and mootools! sounds pretty heavy. If it is true, this should be rather called Moojo). And apps can be written with simple html, css and javaScript just like any web development, also with HTML5 local db strage and Mojo extension for widget, with a special x-mojo-element attribute.

The SDK will come with Mojo framework and doc, an emulator with DOM inspector and JS debugger (I guess we can just use Webkit), and tool bundles including project generator and package tools.

Also, the first chapter of the book, Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript Using the Palm Mojo Framework” by O’Reilly is available at http://developer.palm.com. You can read it either html or download pdf.

Links: * “Developing Applications for webOS” – O’Reilly Webcast * Palm Developer Network by Palm * Palm Developer Network Blog by Palm * Prototype JavaScript Framework * “Palm webOS Rough Cuts” Chapter 1 free download (pdf) * Buy “Palm webOS Rough Cuts” by O’Reilly



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