Sun Announces Ajax Widget Wrapping and JavaScript App Server

Over the past week, Sun has made two very interesting announcements. First, at Ajax Experience event, Sun announced jMaki. jMaki is all about enabling Java developers to use JavaScript in their Java based applications as either a JSP tag library or a JSF component. jMaki uses the best parts of Java and the best parts […]

Over the past week, Sun has made two very interesting announcements. First, at Ajax Experience event, Sun announced jMaki.

jMaki is all about enabling Java developers to use JavaScript in their Java based applications as either a JSP tag library or a JSF component. jMaki uses the best parts of Java and the best parts of JavaScript to deliver a rich AJAX style widgets.

jMaki currently provides bootstrap widgets for many components from Dojo, Scriptaculus, Yahoo UI Widgets and DHTML Goodies. This project also includes a set of AJAX widgets with a focus on Web 2.0 such as a RSS widget, a del.icio.us Bookmark widget, a Chat widget, and many more to come.

The other very interesting announcement is Phobos, a JavaScript-based application server for Java: