CNET is reporting
IBM and several other software companies have proposed an open-source project to simplify development tools for AJAX-style Web development.
Called Open Ajax, the proposed open-source project will be based on IBM-donated code designed to let software developers use the Eclipse development tool to write Web applications using AJAX.
This is good news. AJAX is complex and there needs to be an easy, widely used framework for development. I hope it supports PHP.