Back in February I wrote:
"I think most people are just going to be sporting band-aids until we're all wow'ed by a better, hopefully simpler, solution."
I was writing about how nobody seemed to have quite figured out Ajax besides Google. Today at JavaOne they both proved my point and gave us a better, simpler solution. Enter the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
- If your GWT application compiles and runs in hosted mode as you expect
- Then your application will work the same way in a web browser as it did in hosted mode."
It's not a totally new idea, but as with many things on the web, Google executes it better than anybody else. And, because it's Google, everybody is ga-ga over it. Just look at the new GWT forum; in the past day it has acquired over 500 members and over 350 posts.