SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has integrated a native client into its latest Chrome beta allowing for complex applications to run within the web browser.
Google also provides a set of interfaces known as Pepper that offer C and C++ bindings for HTML5. This, Google says, will allow developers to make use of existing code to deliver high performance web applications with minor modifications.
By putting a native client into Chrome, Google is making the web browser the single most important application in the operating system. There will now be even fewer reasons to minimise the web browser. µ