The growing popularity of interactive Web sites has set off a race among software companies, each pitching their own development toolkit.
Among these is Sun Microsystems, which on Tuesday released Java Studio Creator 2, a free tool for building Web applications that promises to speed up AJAX-style development. IBM is getting into the fray too, with an announcement expected next week of its plans for selling tools that tap AJAX and for building a community of developers around these.
The article goes on, talking about some of the progress that's been made so far, and how it all will benefit the developers the most. With more toolkits they have to choose from, the more likely they'll find an environment they like and be more productive as a result...