In a new article Ryan Dewsbury takes a look at how GWT assists developers in terms of Ajax performance by providing image bundling, caching, and application compression. It also includes an excerpt from Dewsbury's book, Google Web Toolkit Applications.
Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. Many people have commented on this new technology and the concept of Architecture Factoring. Some have compared Volta with GWT. InfoQ interviewed Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR, who has lead the development of several GWT projects and reviewed Volta recently.
JSF, DWR, and Dojo are all popular technologies in their own right. This article looks at how they can be integrated together in a portal environment. 13
Ted Neward talks about various extensibility options in MS Office and how they can be used to build Rich Office client applications over Java backends.
.NET developer Stephen Chu gives us some insight into his transition to Ruby on Rails programming. 28