Posted by kohsuke
on October 2, 2006 at 8:21 AM PDT
There're other tools that are missing, too. A good debugger is the one thing. FireBug is nice, but again it leaves much to be desired compared to Java debuggers (for example, conditional breakpoints, exception breakpoints, dropping stack frame, just to name a few.) Profilers would be nice to have, too. Testing framework is another.
So I'm thinking about playing with GWT . While Java isn't a functional programming language and so not necessarily a good fit here, it does have excellent tool support. It would be interesting how it plays out. In the mean time, please have fun with sorcerer! (and if you are interested in becoming a committer, let me know!)