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Google, King Of Ajax, Makes Ajax Tools Available
Google is letting developers everywhere get access to the toolkit it used to create the user interface for Google Maps, Gmail, and other interactive Web apps.
May 17, 2006
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Google, whose Google Maps captured the imagination of Web developers, is making the Ajax tools it used to produce Google Maps available for free download.
Google is announcing its Google Web Toolkit Wednesday at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.
The toolkit is available for download, along with more information about it.
"We developed a lot of Ajax expertise in developing Google Maps, Google Calendar and GMail," says Taylor. It's making the source code of its library of user interface components available as part of the free download. But the compiler and debugger will be available only as compiled or binary code so that they remain the intellectual property of Google.
The toolkit may be used to develop commercial applications for resale and for uses inside the enterprise, Taylor added. It's offered under an Apache 2.0 license, which allows commercial reuse of the code.
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Editor at Large, Cloud
Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
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