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Blog Archive for robc during May 2006

The number one frequently asked question around Project Phobos is: Why JavaScript? Ben Galbraith called the idea of writing your entire application in JavaScript "intriguing", and that's pretty much sums up how we felt when we hit upon it some time ago. Now, with some implementation work under our belt, we've moved it into the "promising" category. Let's first look at the JavaScript language...
On Tuesday, at the very end of the JavaOne 2006 Technical Keynote, we demonstrated Project Phobos for the first time in front of an external (i.e. non-Sun) audience. The reception was very warm, as confirmed by a number of great conversations we've since had with conference attendees. Project Phobos is investigating the use of scripting languages in the Java web tier. Currently, we are focused on...