Google Web Toolkit jumps out of beta
The new release is GWT 1.4, and if you aren't that familiar with what it is capable of, you can take a look at the GWT sample Mail application or KitchenSink application. The toolkit is an open source project that was developed by Google as a way to share the tools that they have created to build applications in house. It's aimed at Java developers to easily utilize the powers of AJAX in a cross platform and web friendly environment. No more countless hours of coding and debugging in the Java programming language, GWT speeds things up by helping to compile the code with you and guiding you along the way. At the end of it all, developers should walk away with clean, understandable code that any professional software engineering should be proud of.
If any DLS readers have created something using the Google Web Toolkit, please post a link in the comments, we would love to check it out.