Google I/O 2008: Taking Large-Scale Applications Offline - Lessons Learned from Google Docs
Building offline applications can certainly be a challenge. But what happens when you have to scale the application to millions of users, continuously support regular application upgrades seamlessly, integrate with other offline apps, and handle your servers living in a modern-day production environment?
Google Docs Offline was released in April to millions of users and had to handle all of these issues. While building Docs Offline, the team had to deal with...
- Versioning and phased rollouts: what to do when you can't assume all servers have the same code
- Integration with other offline-enabled applications
- Log-in, log-out and single sign-on
Steven Saviano (Google)