By Jennifer (Jen) McGinn on Jan 29, 2008
Back in October, I talked with Chip Alexander and Karen Stanley about the Sun Web Application Guidelines going public. This move was to support the open source development of the Woodstock component set. Both the guidelines and the UI components had been under development for many years inside of Sun, and last year, they were made available to everyone else.
Then, in December, while everyone else was finishing up holiday shopping and attending parties, the team who creates the components and the most dedicated of the folks who write the guidelines were hard at work on their 4.1 release, which was quietly published on December 19th.
What's new in the Sun Web Application Guidelines, you ask? Quite a few components were added to the existing set, most of which include functionality using AJAX technology. Not all of these designs will be incorporated into the 4.1 Project Woodstock components. Some will be added later, while others will be phased in progressively.