[development] OT: Google Tool Kit allows AJAX development in Java

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Wed May 17 19:29:34 UTC 2006

I think Joel Spolsky summed up AJAX well


In the last year or so a lot of web developers have been working hard on
> improving their applications using techniques now known as *Ajax*. These
> applications use JavaScript code so that when you click on something, you
> get immediate feedback, rather than waiting for the web server to send you a
> new page at its own leisurely pace. When they do need more information from
> the server, they often download the small fragment they need, rather than
> waiting for the server to build a whole new page. The net result is faster,
> crisper feedback that *makes you feel in control* and creates "subjective
> well-being," a.k.a. happiness, a feeling that is biochemically NO
> Just a minute... I have to pause for some fact checking ...
> ... ok, I'm back. To summarize, Ajax = Chocolate = Happiness, and so we
> knew, when we started planning FogBugz 5.0, that Ajax features would be an
> important part of this release.

On 5/17/06, Khalid B <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> Google released their Google Web Toolkit.
> It allows AJAX development in Java (yes, you read that right!)
> http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/
> Slashdot discussion
> http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/17/127214
> Digg
> http://digg.com/programming/New_Google_tool_compiles_Java_to_AJAX
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