Google Web Toolkit

The big boys have another hit on there hands. If you haven’t heard the Google Web Toolkit is out in the wild and even comes with a nice Eclipse Plugin. The link is here ( Very nice stuff and it even offers the ability to use the Google App Engine as host for your apps. The benefits of using GWT are plentiful, but, for my purposes:
1. Allows me to write a snappy looking Ajax enabled app without becoming a JQuery god.
2. Develop an app in a productive language like Java and then publish it as raw Javascript.
3. Eclipse plugin that enables me not to think about it.
4. Built in support for the Google App Engine (one less thing for me to think about).
5. Did I mention the whole Java thing…That is huge, because you are getting the power of Java in your apps.