Wednesday, May 28, 2008

GWT 1.5RC1 -- we're pretty pumped.

Google Web Toolkit 1.5 RC1 is live!

Get the bits while they're hot.

GWT 1.5 has a whole lot of wild improvements, detailed here -- but importantly, compiler now supports Java 5 features and produces even tighter code than before, and the UI library has had some pretty serious reworking -- there's a new API for working directly with the DOM in a typesafe way, and GWT apps now come with nice styling by default. We've been working pretty hard.

Oh, and don't miss the new documentation browser :) Much better than browsing the GWT wiki docs by hand.

Share and enjoy!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Real World Haskell

In case you haven't been exposed to enough Haskell buzz recently, there's a new book in the works: Real World Haskell by Bryan O'Sullivan, to be published by O'Reilly. In addition to the abstract functional loveliness that you expect, they're going to build webapps that talk to databases, which is not the first thing that pops into my mind when I think "Haskell".

Beta chapters are here.

(if you knew where to look, there was an announcement on LtU about being an alpha reviewer, to get at the pre-pre-release chapters...)