Google has just released its Ajax toolkit, called Google Web Toolkit:
Also an interesting rumor is doing the rounds that Google may have partnered with Morfik for the Web Toolkit:
"Google has licensed Morfik's "JST" so it can release it as "GWT". Morfik has the first RAD IDE that can take high-level code written in Basic, C#, Java, and Object Pascal and turn it into AJAX apps. Google is building AJAX apps, and wants to build more, faster, and better. Why not?
Well, today, Google released it's "Google Web Toolkit". Coincidence? Oh PLEASE. To review:
2) Morfik is the only Ajax tool that supports forward, back, reload buttons, bookmarking, and other state-transition technologies...but OUT OF THE BOX GWT supports all of these."
There have been whispers that both Microsoft and Google have checked out Morfik in the past. Also see this Google Groups discussion, which throws around the notion that a Google WebOS may be in the works.
More on this as it develops...
Update, May 18: Bret Taylor, Product Manager of Google Web Toolkit, has dispelled the rumor:
"Morfik seems like great technology, but Google Web Toolkit is in no way associated with Morfik or based on its technology. There have been some rumors circulating on this list that have been causing some confusion, and I wanted to clarify.
Bret Taylor Product Manager, Google Web Toolkit"
Thanks stars1son for the update.