Google has come out with an API for developing AJAX based web applications using Java. The idea is that you use their API to author your web application interface using the Java language, then compile your source using the google web toolkit compiler, and it will spit out code that works in many browsers including IE, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Cool concept. It supposedly even has a built in browser emulator that allows you to debug your code in Java.
I can’t wait to try it out! Further reports to come in the near future.
Check it out here: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/.