Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Dec 2006 19:54 UTC, submitted by Geoff Floding
Google Google is open sourcing the same software that helped to produce popular sites like Google Maps and Gmail. The company has released the Google Web Toolkit under the Apache 2.0 open source license. Independent developers can now use the toolkit to make and debug their own Java applications.
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Java != JavaScript
by Simon Gray on Wed 13th Dec 2006 20:41 UTC
Simon Gray
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2006-06-04

The author of the "article" confuses Java with JavaScript. That's pretty embarrassing.

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RE: Java != JavaScript
by ThanhLy on Wed 13th Dec 2006 20:56 in reply to "Java != JavaScript"
ThanhLy Member since:
2006-03-14

No he didn't. The Web Toolkit converts Java code into Javascript code. The intro paragraph may have slipped at "make and debug their own Java applications" but for the rest of the article it clearly explains that the toolkit is meant to convert Java applications into javascript-driven web apps. You're being a little over dramatic.

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RE: Java != JavaScript
by syme on Wed 13th Dec 2006 20:57 in reply to "Java != JavaScript"
syme Member since:
2005-07-18

No, GWT seems to come with some sort of Java to JavaScript/HTML-compiler...hard to believe but true: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/overview.html#What

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RE: Java != JavaScript
by lopisaur on Wed 13th Dec 2006 22:36 in reply to "Java != JavaScript"
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2006-02-27

You should probably read the article before flaming it... (hint: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/overview.html)

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