Jun 252006
 

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/.

Jun 252006
 

I just downloaded the Flock beta, and I’m actually blogging about it through it’s wordpress blog integration. I actually kind of like it. It’s pretty simplistic, but really you don’t need much to write aside from some basic formatting tools.

I believe flock was developed from a firefox codebase, so many of the features are very similar. Tabbed browsing is still there, but it has some really cool additions that integrate directly with some popular web 2.0 services such as Flickr, del.icio.us, and wordpress blogs to name just a subset.

I’m diggin’ it so far. I’m going to try it out throughout this week at work. I’ll post again later to relate my experiences.
Check it out at http://www.flock.com.