Volta extends the reach of .NET programming languages, libraries, and tools to cover the cloud. As such it seems to become Microsoft's response to Google's GWT. In this article the contributors to the project explain what is "Architecture Refactoring", how it works and where it is going.
In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Rajeev Dayal discusses building applications with GWT and Google Gears. Topics discussed include an overview of GWT, integrating GWT with other frameworks, GWT 1.4 features, developing large GWT applications, integrating GWT and Google Gears, the architecture of a Google Gears application, Google Gears features and the Google Gears API.
The result of the Google Web Toolkit on Google App Engine load test: The load was 10 reqs/sec for an hour, and 35 reqs/sec at peak. The result? No sweat.
Today, at 4PM GMT+2 (in about an hour), there is a public load test on the Google App Toolkit. Can Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine handle the InfoQ effect?
Peter Svensson, Ganesh Prasad, and Mario Valente have teamed up to create the Thin Server Architecture Working Group and launched a web site. The site included several resources about Thin Server Architecture and Service Oriented Front End Applications (SOFEA) as well as insight into the philosophy behind the technology.
InfoQ.com sat down with Stephan Janssen to learn about Parleys.com and ask his perspective on the emerging RIA platforms. Stephan is the founder of the JavaPolis conference held annually in Belgium. JavaPolis is currently the second largest Java conference, behind only JavaOne.
GWT-Ext 2.0 was released on February 6th, integrating with GWT 1.4 and ExtJS 2.0. Changes in the 2.0 release include performance improvements, a unified component model, new layout management APIs, and several new widgets.
Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. Some people have commented that Volta was a direct competitor to GWT. InfoQ talked to Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR and GWT expert to ask him how they compare and share his perspective on what they represent for developers.
This past week Matt Raible gave a presentation at ApacheCon comparing Java Web Frameworks. This is a follow up to a presentation he gave a few years ago. It is interesting to note the changes in the frameworks being evaluated.
KonaKart, a free Java-based online shopping cart, just released version 184.108.40.206. InfoQ spoke with KonaKart founder Paolo Sidoli to learn more about this release, and how KonaKart fits into the online shopping cart space.
As part of their developer days activities this week Google announced a new offline web application API Google Gears.