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.
We’re pretty excited by how jMaki can make it much easier to add Ajax to Java applications.
Project Phobos is a lightweight, scripting-friendly, web application environment running on the Java platform, aimed at addressing emerging developer requirements. Scripting and dynamic languages are growing in popularity among developers, especially for building Web applications. These developers place special value on rapid application development and deployment.
Another eyebrow-raiser is that Phobos doesn’t reside within a Java EE container; its a stand-alone app server that competes (conceptually) with a servlet container. What is Sun up to?
Phobos is a research project that isn’t yet ready for download (because of licensing issues). Sun is also still working out the governance model for it. Look for another posting in a couple of weeks for more details.