Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Search and mobile giant Google has released Version 1.0 of the Polymer library. It enable fast Web apps development that use reusable components. Polymer 1.0 library makes it easy to create interoperable custom elements and create app-like experiences on the web.

Polymer offers  a set of features which are designed to make it easier and faster  for creating custom elements that work like standard DOM elements.

In principle you can do the job just with the W3C Web Components standards but Polymer makes it easier and provides polyfils and shims to allow thing to work on a wide range of browsers.

The new release comes with a catalog of predefined components presented as a set of elements:

  • Iron  - utility elements including generic UI elements (such as icons, input and layout components), as well as non-UI elements providing features like AJAX, signaling and storage.
  • Paper - UI elements that implement material design.
  • Gold - Form elements for ecommerce.
  • Neon - Animation-related elements.
  • Platinum - Elements for app-like features, like push notifications and offline caching. 

Updated and new features in version 1.0 include a data binding system; element themes and styling via custom CSS properties; fast, lightweight shadow DOM shim for nonsupporting browsers; and a Behaviors mechanism for sharing of behavior among elements. Along with version 1.0, Google unveiled a Polymer starter kit, featuring build tools and boilerplate for building Web apps via Polymer.

In the release announcement, Polymer's Product Manager, Taylor Savage explains:

Since the “Developer Preview” release, we’ve re-written the library from the ground up, focusing on cross-browser performance while keeping the developer-friendly ergonomics. The new library is about 3x faster on Chrome, 4x faster on Safari, and a third less code than in developer preview.

Major new and updated features in Polymer 1.0 include:
  • Fast and easy-to-use data binding system
  • Element theming and styling using custom CSS properties
  • Fast and lightweight Shadow DOM shim for non-supporting browsers
  • “Behaviors” mechanism for sharing behavior between elements
There is also a Polymer Starter Kit with  ready-to-use boilerplate, and an end-to-end toolchain to use from development through production deployment.

Read more at : Polymer 1.0

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