Google App Engine: killing many birds with one stone

An interesting fact about the new support for Java in the Google App Engine, is that it supports real, standards based Java; in other words it runs JVM bytecode. It might sound like something trivial, but it’s not. In fact, before the announcement many people had speculated that the Java support in GAE would be
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Google Web Toolkit Blog: Introducing GWT 1.6 and friends

Bruce Johnson: Starting today, there is a simpler way to use the JavaTM language to develop and deploy world-scalable web applications. We are very happy to announce today: – Google Web Toolkit 1.6, – An early look at Google App Engine for Java, and the brand-new – Google Plugin for Eclipse that supports a productive
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GWT’s new Event Model – Handlers in GWT 1.6 « Lemming Technology Blog

Jason from Lemming Technology Blog has interesting posts about the new GWT 1.6 event model: Theres a lot of concern and worry around the “new event model” in GWT 1.6: throwing out Listeners (a well know and used Java construct) and replacing them with Handlers (a GWT team invention). Let me put your mind at
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Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

From Scott Ambler: Yesterday at Software Development (www.sdexpo.com) Bob Martin gave a really good keynote exploring the history of the Agile movement. During the talk he overviewed the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship, manifesto.softwarecraftsmanship.org/ , which extends the values of the Agile Manifesto in very interesting ways. Scott’s blog article