Posted by robc
on May 18, 2006 at 5:34 PM PDT
At the JavaOne 2006 Conference we introduced Project Phobos, a lightweight, scripting-friendly, web application environment running on the Java platform.
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.
The application we demoed is a mashup of two popular sites, reddit and del.icio.us . Since it's hard to describe in writing an AJAX-rich application, I'd like to point interested readers to the video replay of the session (the segment in question is the last one).
We intend to post as soon as possible a Glassfish build which incorporates Phobos support on the project site , including the source code to the demo, so you'll be able to run it on your desktop and see for yourself what the code looks like. (We are currently held up by some minor licensing issues.)
In subsequent blog entries I'll go over the contents and some of the ideas that are driving Project Phobos.