Introducing the next step in Web app development: Google's Native Client
We first reported NaCl back in November 2009. Back then we thought it would tie in with Google's new systems-oriented language Go, but there's no mention of it on the NaCl announcement -- so far you can only compile C or C++ with a modified version of GCC.
There's still an awful lot you can do with C or C++ running natively in the browser though! Along with Mozilla's powerful, functionality-exposing NPAPI Pepper, the SDK also comes with lots of other open-source libraries for manipulating all sorts of data. Watch the video after the break if you want to see what NaCl is capable of -- including an impressive port of Nexuiz running in the browser.
Finally, let's not forget Google is also in the process of building its own high-speed fibre network too -- from eureka to data centre to Web browser, Google wants complete control over your Web Experience. That's vertical integration, folks!