InfoQ: Presentation: Using Google GWT – At JavaZone, GWT lead Bruce Johnson intro’d GWT including high-performance AJAX, internationalization, and integration with existing web apps. The presentor Bruce Johnson is works at Google as Tech Lead of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
LINA – open source everywhere – With LINA, a single executable written and compiled for Linux can be run with native look and feel on Windows, Mac OS X, and UNIX operating systems.
dev2dev: Effective Java Exceptions – Although the Java exception model has generated spirited discussion during its lifetime, it provides excellent value when it is applied correctly. Using the Java exception model properly will keep your application simple, maintainable, and correct.
Neal Gafter’s blog: Removing Language Features? – I believe Java could be simplified by treating all exception types as unchecked without breaking existing code. This could also result in a simplification of future language extensions and APIs. But would the language be better off w/o checked exceptions?