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This article was published on May 29, 2015


Google’s new Polymer library makes it easier to build feature-packed Web apps

Google’s new Polymer library makes it easier to build feature-packed Web apps
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More good news for developers today: Google’s Polymer library, which makes it easy to add functionality like forms, maps and calendars to Web projects, is now ready for use in production applications.

The first formal release of Polymer brings major performance improvements over the developer preview.

Polymer elements

Google has updated the Polymer site with documentation for the new release and a large catalog of elements, including animations, buttons, icons and wrappers for third-party libraries that can be incorporated into Web apps with ease.

You can also create your own elements and use features like templating and data binding to keep your code base lean.

If you want to get started using Polymer right away, there’s a starter kit that contains a boilerplate, Google’s latest Web elements and an end-to-end toolchain that all work out of the box.

➤ Polymer 1.0 Released! [Google Developers Blog]

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