Channel the power of Gmail
The giant Thursday released a compiler, library, and set of templates it calls Closure Tools. The tools have been released under an open-source license, although Google did not say what license.
"We're particularly excited (and humbled) to open source them to encourage and support web development outside Google," Google said on its blog. "We want to hear what you think, but more importantly, we want to see what you make."
Re: Not sure what all the fuss is about
So, what, reinvent the wheel with your own bloat just to fulfil a simple need? Sure, let's all start from scratch, why would anyone need to use a programming library?
Not sure what all the fuss is about
Another layer of abstraction is just not needed, it is so easy to build your own abstraction to fit the task at hand then bother to rely on some form of pseudo generalised abstraction.
I have no opposition to the library, if it is done properly (what's good for Google generally isn't so good for smaller players), but I do object to press-releases that claim to be the best thing since sliced bread AND first to market, when they are neither.