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.
Will this work? Judge for yourself by running the sample applications in your browser (no downloads required), or by checking out the GWT SDK.