Following its November announcement, Palm has now filled up a small pool of test spots for a "fairly advanced alpha" of its Ares
SDK for webOS, the fully web-based cousin of Mojo
. It sounds like this first round of testers is expected to be fairly actively involved, submitting not just bug reports but also feedback on the system to help "finish it" and "give it some polish" -- both good things for a toolkit designed to help devs build apps for a platform that could use as many as it can get right now. It sounds like this first round of invites was pretty small, but if you're interested, sign up anyway -- they'll be expanding the alpha / beta group prior to general availability, it seems.