Congratulations to all accepted students and our sincere thanks to all who applied for the program and to the mentoring organizations who processed literally thousands of applications. We've received several emails from students who still plan to work with their mentoring organizations despite not being accepted into the program, and we feel privileged to help a new generation of programmers get their hands into Open Source development.
SoC is on.
My favorite feature is the built-in RPC support. Instead of writing special methods to parse JSON literals and wrap them in your own objects, you just need to annotate the classes you want to send across the wire, and GWT automagically handles serialization and deserialization for you. The list of features is impressive, but you really have try it out for yourself to appreciate how cool the product is.
If you are at JavaOne, make sure you come see our tech lead, Bruce Johnson, in his session on GWT tomorrow, May 17, at 12:15 pm in the Moscone Center Gateway 102/103.