Monday, February 11th, 2008
When making ChartMaker on the plane, I was tempted to use GWT Ext, but it didn’t support Ext 2.0 yet so I held off. However, at JavaPolis I was told about the work being done by Sanjiv Jivan, and he has just released GWT Ext 2.0 which “is a powerful widget library that provides rich widgets like Grid with sort, paging and filtering, Treeâ€™s with Drag & Drop support, highly customizable ComboBoxes, Tab Panels, Menus & Toolbars, Dialogs, Forms and a lot more right out of the box with a powerful and easy to use API.”
Sanjiv actually added a partial port of Chart Maker as one of the demos. There are a couple of nice touches in there. The one that jumps out at me is the way you add data. Instead of my cheesy textarea, he added a really nice data entry system. Thanks Sanjiv!
If you are a GWT developer that loves staying in Java land, you can continue to do so knowing that you will be getting fantastic looking widgets via Ext 2. A nice pairing.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am