Gmail technical implimentation
I have been using Gmail for a while now and I think the UI is great! It's much more than just a web mail. Do any of you know what is the language used to develop it? Python? Perl? .NET? Java? How do they acheive all those cool effects? like keyboard shortcuts etc.?
Using a specific lang is not a garantee for success.
I think it's a legitimate question. Of course I'm not one of the uber-elite who has been choosen to use gMail, so I don't know what he's talking about.
I'll bet that you can reimplement gmail in any lang. Its just coming with the ideas your self that is the hard part.
You should look at the page sourcecode and see whats included.
I belive that google is a python shop. Implementing a decent UI in a browser is tough so I'd be interested in hearing more. They could sent me an invitation any time, Id be glad to try it out ;-)
View Source doesn't reveal much. I already tried that. Thanks for the responses so far.
Use a http sniffer like Mozilla's Live Http Headers, http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/ or the Charles Web Debugger http://www.xk72.com/charles/, then you can actually see what happens over http when you perform an action.
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