Mozilla Labs has introduced Prism to run run Cloud Computing based web applications smoothly, without the fear of crashes or glitches those happens with usual browsers.
How to run Cloud Computing based web applications with Prism ?
Prism from Mozilla Labs, comes in two flavors : full installation or as a Firefox plugin; both does the same work : provides a rock solid platform to run Cloud Computing based web applications for example Gmail, Picasa.
We have tested the standalone version (9.4 MB) of Prism to run cloud computing based app :
We entered our own application’s url (http://plus-one-feed-generator.appspot.com/) :
Which created an desktop icon and loaded the application :
And it created the xml feed as output. Now, in order to run cloud computing based applications, you need to just double click the corresponding desktop icon. In other words, it becomes like an standalone application.
More on Prism like applications to run Cloud Computing based web applications
It is not that Mozilla Lab is the first who has created an app to run cloud computing based app. Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight has such platform. But, Mozilla’s Prism is the probably the first platform to run run cloud computing based app, which is open source.
In other word, Prism not only allows to run cloud computing based app, but it gives the developers to develop more for free.
Plus Mozilla is thinking to add functionality to the Web itself, such as providing support for offline data storage and access to 3D graphics hardware besides it can run cloud computing based apps. You can read review of Firefox 7 Beta 4 here.
These apps which can run cloud computing based apps are known as Client Side applications.
Wow! Can I run Cloud Computing app of my own ?
Surely you can run Cloud Computing based apps : be it yours or a third party app. You can check this post and run Cloud Computing based web apps which ever you like! Download Prism from here.