JavaFX plugin, GoogleGears, and GWT
I just ran across this article, which tells how to use Eclipse for building JavaFX.
And, GoogleGears is all the rage today too. GoogleGears is a browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. VERY cool. It was rolled out at the Google Developer Days (today, but sadly not offered in Ann Arbor).
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Google Web Toolkit (GWT) version 1.4 beta was released too.
Here's Bruce Johnson's (he's the tech lead) blog on the changes:
All in all, a pretty good week to be a Java developer, I think.