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

Friday, August 29th, 2008

GWT 1.5 final release is shipped and out the door

Category: Google, GWT, Java, Library

I have seen the GWT team working very hard indeed on GWT 1.5, and they must be very happy to see the final release shipped and complete: GWT 1.5 delivers what we think are an impressive number of improvements, about four hundred issues if you’re counting. We’re also happy that one of those is issue Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am

3.9 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

GALGWT 1.0… it isn’t a land next to Mordor

Category: Gears, Google, GWT

GWT has long had a project that aimed to give rich support for Google APIs called GALGWT, or “Google API Libraries for Google Web Toolkit”. This project has stepped up to higher gear recently, and we have seen the GALGWT 1.0 release candidate appear. What is in GALGWT? The project is a collection of libraries Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:45 am
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3.8 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

SmartGWT: LGPL GWT wrapper on SmartClient

Category: GWT

Sanjiv Jivan, original creator of GWT-Ext, posted on SmartGWT, a new wrapper on top of SmartClient. Charles Kendrick of Isomorphic, creator of SmartClient, announced the new project as well as the approach they have taken: we’ve taken an approach of generating GWT code from SmartClient’s documentation, combined with hand-coding portions that can’t feasibly be generated. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.9 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

JavaScript Overlay Types in GWT

Category: GWT

Bruce Johnson of the GWT team has continued the deep dive into GWT with a posting on a new GWT 1.5 feature: JavaScript overlay types. This feature goes beyond the JNSI technique to “make it easy to integrate entire families of JavaScript objects into your GWT project. There are many benefits of this technique, including Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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3.5 rating from 24 votes

Friday, August 1st, 2008

chosr: Quicksilver interface in the Web

Category: GWT, Showcase

Chosr is another Quicksilver inspired piece of software, that lives in the Web, created by Julius Eckert using GWT. Very interesting to see the interactions, although I wonder a little on the usage. The great thing about Quicksilver is that you hit a quick key combo and you are there. You type what you need, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 am

2.8 rating from 27 votes

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Getting to know GWT JSNI; Including talking to GWT code from JavaScript

Category: GWT, JavaScript

Bruce Johnson has written an expansive post on understanding the GWT JavaScript Native Interface (JSNI). It starts out with the piece that some people know about, namely inlining native JavaScript such as this: < View plain text > java // Java method declaration… native String flipName(String name) /*-{   // …implemented with JavaScript   var Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:43 am
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3.9 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Ext GWT 1.0: GWT 1.5 support, new APIs, performance, and docs

Category: GWT, Sencha

Darrell Meyer has announced Ext GWT 1.0. This is the first fully stable release of the product and it includes a lot of goodies including: Documentation: new screencasts of the various steps GWT 1.5 support: “Ext GWT is a 100% native GWT application written in Java. Ext GWT does not wrap any 3rd party JavaScript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 am

4.3 rating from 81 votes

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Exploring GWT Linkers

Category: GWT

Alex Moffat has written up an exploration of GWT linkers. It looks at the linking part of the GWT compilation step using as an example a linker that creates a sort of manifest for the JavaScript files created by compilation so that you can easily tell which file goes with which browser/locale/etc. combination. In GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am
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3.6 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Gears 0.3 Released, and Google I/O videos on Ajax related content available

Category: Ajax, Gears, Google, GWT, JavaScript, Presentation

Some good stuff came out from my employer. First, we have the Gears 0.3 release which includes support for Firefox 3! I have been using it for awhile, and it has been great. The team wanted to get it out before the Firefox 3 launch (planned for June 17th). A plugin like Gears can get Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 pm

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

GWT 1.5 Release Candidate Announced

Category: GWT

GWT 1.5 has a new release candidate. The 1.5 release is a big one, especially as it includes Java 5 language support! Since the previous release of GWT, we’ve seen a lot of really great applications that demonstrate what is possible when you are able to focus on the user and stop worrying so much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am

3.6 rating from 24 votes

Monday, May 12th, 2008

OpenKM: Open Source Document Management

Category: GWT, Showcase

OpenKM is a multi-platform application for document management based on GWT, JBoss, and Jackrabbit (the content repository API). Version 2.0 has been released, which you can test drive to see the application-style interface. The new features in 2.0 include: the previsualization of multimedia elements as images and videos, an improved an rewritten administration interface, a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Ajax Pioneer Week: Bruce Johnson of GWT

Category: Google, GWT, Interview, Podcasts

Today we have Bruce Johnson of the GWT team talking to us about GWT 1.5. He discusses the new features, such as the long awaited Java 5 language support, performance improvements, and much more. It is very nice to take an application, run it through the new GWT 1.5 compiler, and get an instantly faster Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am

3.9 rating from 43 votes

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

XSketch: Pictionary with GWT

Category: Fun, Games, GWT

XSketch is “a multiplayer word sketch game. It is programmed in Adobe Flash, Java, Ajax, and GWT. Gameplay is similar to Pictionary where you sketch a picture with the goal of having other players guess your word and vice versa.” Ryan Dewsbury creator this game, which he adds to his collection of GPokr and KDice. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

3.4 rating from 12 votes

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

To GWT Ext or to Ext GWT?

Category: GWT, Sencha

One part of the Ext JS 2.1 release was the prominence of the sub project Ext GWT, a project that lets you code in Java with GWT while using the Ext components and framework. But wait a minute, I thought that that project was GWT-Ext? Or wasn’t there something called MyGWT too? Confused? Didier Girard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
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3.5 rating from 94 votes

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Twubble with Bob Lee

Category: GWT, Showcase

Bob Lee is a co-worker of mine at Google (He is actually the lead on core Java APIs for Android), and he happened to create a cool little GWT application called Twubble, which he explains: If you use Twitter, Twubble can look at your existing friends’ friends and recommend new people for you to follow. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Friday, April 4th, 2008

GQuery: Java, GWT, and jQuery together

Category: GWT, jQuery

Are you a fan of GWT but would like toms jQuery magic mixed in? Ray Cromwell has your back, as he has created GQuery, an implementation of jQuery for GWT. This means that you can write code like this: < View plain text > java public void onModuleLoad() {     $("div").css("color", "red").click(new Function() { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:15 am
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3.9 rating from 24 votes