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More AJAX & Eclipse Coolness

So I’m here at OSCON and having a great time. (If anyone wants to get together here, please call my cell phone 613-220-3223).

During Tim O’Reilly’s keynote he talked about a bunch of cool technologies that he believes are shaping the future of the Web. One that he singled out was OpenFount. It’s an interesting toolset that seriously lowers the bar for building and deploying AJAX applications based on Google’s GWT toolkit.

The cool piece is that their tools (of course) are Eclipse-based. As Jon Udell has already blogged:

…Openfount extends the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), adding support for the S3 API, for XML and SOAP processing, and for cryptography. I’d known that GWT apps are written in Java and then translated into JavaScript, but hadn’t thought about the benefits of that arrangment. One is that you can use the Eclipse IDE, with its robust debugger, to develop your AJAX app.

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Written by Mike Milinkovich

July 26, 2006 at 12:27 pm

Posted in Foundation

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