Ruby Go Mobile Web

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The PhoneGap guys are trying to bring development with web standards to the mobile platform, specifically by leveraging WebKit, which is available and/or used on basically all platforms but the BlackBerry. That seems like a hell of a goal to me.In part because of their goofy PhoneGap slides, the PhoneGap project seems like a bunch of hackers taking a good idea and giving it their all. I find the concept of web standards incredibly appealing and have felt that way for many years. The fact that a technical team can attempt to move development forward by making web standards seem like “native” with a sort of starter project that includes an API of its own. They are also getting very excited about the Joyent Smart Platform and its full-stack JavaScript approach. This certainly fits right in with using web standards all the way to the client. I’m interested to see where they go with this, for sure.