The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Smart GWT 2.4 Released

Category: GWT, iPhone

Smart GWT 2.4 has been released and, as expected, they are jumping on the HTML5 and iOS/Touch bandwagon. The fact that the touch support doesn’t require code changes for existing apps is most welcome. Also, the mention of the upcoming Smart GWT Mobile with “pixel perfect iOS look and feel” sounds intriguing. Many have tried, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:12 pm

3.4 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Are browsers Quake-ing in their boots?

Category: GWT, Showcase

Ben and I are often touting the fact that we are about to see amazing Web applications as browsers support more and more of “HTML5” and the engines under the hood have become world class. The GWT team has developed something that truly shows off this engine in their port of Quake2 to GWT. Seeing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:19 pm

4.9 rating from 49 votes

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Smart GWT 2.0 turns a year old and get a blue skin for its birthday

Category: GWT, Sencha

Sanjiv Jivan has released Smart GWT 2.0, a big release for the project. The core updates are: GWT 2.0 support Smart GWT supports GWT 2.0 and continues to remain compatible with GWT 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. This release is a drop-in upgrade for users of earlier versions of Smart GWT. The API’s of Smart GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:00 am

3.6 rating from 57 votes

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Speed Tracer: Google announces new tools and more thanks to the GWT team

Category: Google, GWT

Here is Speed Tracer, the new tool to aid us Web developers in our quest for great applications: Ben and I are at Google Campfire One with a Who’s Who from the Web developer space. When I first met the GWT team they were talking about revolutionary new Web tools that they wanted to create, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 pm

3.6 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Be your company MVP with GWT!

Category: Articles, GWT

Sorry about the cheesy title, I couldn’t resist. In one of those moods I guess. Chris Lowe has posted a detailed example of a new-age GWT application that uses lots of cool tech based on Ray Ryans talk on

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:14 am

2.7 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

GChart 2.5: Faster, sharper, canvas-rendered, pie, line, and area charts

Category: Component, GWT, Library

John Gunther has released GChart 2.5, a client-side library that adds a new canvas-rendering option for sharper, better looking, alpha-transparent, pie, line, and area charts. John told us: Canvas-rendering corrects GChart’s most serious visual quality limitations (including the most often mentioned problem by its users: the banded-filled pie slice). Coupled with its existing feature set Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

3.3 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

IT Mill Toolkit 5 out of Beta

Category: Framework, GWT, Java

With the release of IT Mill Toolkit 5.3.0, the server-side RIA framework is now ready for production. I announced the initial release of 5.0 back in December of 2007. Since that time, IT Mill 5 has gone through several revisions and the release of GWT 1.5 (which means you can use Java 5 now on Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 5:24 pm

3.7 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Piano Etudes: Garage Band, Piano Style

Category: GWT, Showcase

What would a fun Ajax interface to piano composition look like? Jason Freeman, a prof in the music department of the Georgia Institute of Technology has created an interface using GWT called Piano Etudes. His project lets users create and share their own versions of short piano pieces (and print them out as musical scores Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am
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3.8 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Timescope: to mobile and beyond

Category: GWT, Showcase

Ray Cromwell has the ability to do amazing things in the browser. We have often linked to his work on Chronoscope and more, and this time he has a screencast showing of Timescope “our charting engine, written in GWT, runnable as Servlet or Android native application, renders huge numbers of points at interactive rates, scriptable, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am

2.7 rating from 64 votes

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

SendMeHome with GWT

Category: GWT, Showcase

SendMeHome lets you to assign a unique code, called a SendMeHome ID, to any physical item. We are launching our newest feature, Stories, which connects a group of people through an item as it travels the globe. Social networks such as Facebook mainly involve users communicating with their ‘friends’, SendMeHome is unique because it uses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

SmartGWT 1.0: Huge open source widget set and more

Category: GWT, JavaScript, Toolkit

You may remember Sanjiv Jivan as the GWT-Ext developer that changed over the debacle. He then went on to start work on a GWT version of SmartClient libraries and has now released SmartGWT 1.0. It is a tour de force of not only a huge widget library, but he explains how it is much more: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am

3.6 rating from 89 votes

Monday, December 1st, 2008

AbstractCanvas: HTML Canvas and Java2D in one fell swoop

Category: Canvas, GWT, Java

Rodrigo Reyes has announced a new project called AbstractCanvas, a GWT project that sits on top of HTML Canvas and Java2D. The same code can thus run in the browser, or on the server. You can then write code such as: VerticalPanel vPanel = new VerticalPanel(); CanvasPanelExt canvas1 = new CanvasPanelExt(300,150); canvas1.setFillStyle(Color.WHITE); canvas1.setGlobalAlpha(1.0); canvas1.fillRect(0, 0, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Chess Diagram Builder and Maps Library via GWT

Category: GWT, Mapping

Alexander (aka Sasha) Maryanovsky has been hacking away with GWT, and has some come up with a couple of interesting project. The first, is a fun chess diagram builder that lets you build out a chess diagram and export it out: Also, he has created Sasha Maps, an API that abstracts mapping implementations allowing you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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2.9 rating from 10 votes

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Pyjamas: GWT for Python

Category: GWT, Python

Last week, we posted a story about deploying GWT to PHP back-ends. We’ve got another GWT-ish post this week: Pyjamas, a sort of GWT for Python. The SourceForge project page has a brief overview and pointers to a tutorial, a widget showcase, and more.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

3.9 rating from 24 votes

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Vista / OS X Mash-up Created with GWT on PHP

Category: GWT, PHP, Showcase

Here’s an interesting link for a Friday. Viktor Zeman on Quality Unit sent us a link to “PostAffiliateXpress“, some boring IT application with an interesting interface and an even more intriguing back-end. The UI combines a Vista-like “Start” menu along with an OS X-like dock (using everyone’s favorite fish-eye widget). It also has a built-in Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:51 am

3.3 rating from 59 votes

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Ext GWT 1.1 Released

Category: GWT, Sencha

Darrell Meyer has announced the release of Ext GWT 1.1 which is said to “shortens the feature set gap between Ext JS.” New Features The Grid component wraps the Ext JS grid, and it includes support for grid plugins which fit into component lifecycles. You can also use a subclass, EditableGrid which…. allows you to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am

4.3 rating from 64 votes