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

Friday, November 16th, 2007

GWT Conference: December 3-6, 2007

Category: Conferences, GWT

Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall are putting on a conference dedicated to GWT on December 3-6 in San Francisco. Meet and learn from the folks, both Google engineers and community members, who have developed GWT. Speakers will share their experiences in building real-world applications with GWT. Speakers include many of the GWT team members, including Bruce Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am
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2.8 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007


Category: GWT

Adam Houghton was viewing some comments on the Mac Web Gallery and inspiration came for him to implement the coverflow pattern in JavaScript. His weapon of choice was GWT, and thus GWT Flow was born. GWTFlow uses standard GWT widgets for positioning the images and callouts to for the effects. All of the photos Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Monday, October 29th, 2007

GChart: GWT charts without JSNI, plugins, or server round-trips

Category: GWT, Java, JavaScript, Library

John C. Gunther is building a technical computing application that generates all of the data that it charts via client-side computations. He didn’t want to create the charts on the server side, and decided to use GWT to do the work for him. This is how he created GChart. To see it at work, check Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am

3.8 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

SomeTests: Take an Ajax quiz with an Ajax app

Category: GWT, Showcase

SomeTests is a new GWT application written by Mike D’Amour that lets you create tests and quiz your friends. Will Gorman sent us his Ajax libraries quiz, and Mike’s own GWT test.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

4 rating from 43 votes

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Enunciate your web APIs

Category: GWT, Java

Enunciate is an open source framework that allows you to automatically build, package, deploy, and to clearly, accurately deliver your Web service API on the Java platform. It will automatically give you multiple endpoints (SOAP, REST, JSON, GWT-RPC, etc.), generate client code, and give you full documentation. The new 1.4 release also includes support for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
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2.2 rating from 58 votes

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Lombardi Blueprint Process Mapping Tool

Category: GWT, Showcase

A case study of the Lombardi Blueprint process mapping tool was recently posted to the GWT developer blog: Blueprint is a multi-thousand line Web 2.0 application that developed over the last year or so. After trying and abandoning Flash and Dojo based versions of the app, we settled on GWT for its far superior ease Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:05 am

2.1 rating from 54 votes

Monday, October 15th, 2007

KDice – GWT-based strategy game

Category: Ajax, Fun, Games, GWT

Ryan Dewsbury, creator of gpokr is no stranger to Ajaxian as we did a writeup about his Ajax poker app last year. Ryan has since released another Ajax-based game called Kdice. Kdice is an online strategy game built using the Google Web Toolkit. The goal of the KDice is to win all territories. At the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

GWT Wrapper for Rialto

Category: Framework, GWT, Widgets

Supplementing GWT’s basic set of widgets with wrappers around those of existing widget frameworks has become a bit of a cottage industry. There are wrappers for Scriptaculous, JsGraphics, TinyMCE (see the GWT Widget Library for these), Ext Js and many more. Now add Rialto to that list. (For a demo of the Rialto widgets, such Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 1:10 pm

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Friday, September 28th, 2007

GWT and the iPhone sitting in a tree…

Category: Google, GWT, iPhone, Showcase

As soon as the iPhone was released, Bob Vawter of the GWT team had some fun playing around with the experience of creating iPhone applications within GWT. To do this, he wrote a demo application that uses the Ajax Feed API to read feeds. He open sourced the code, and wrote up a detailed article Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am

2.8 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Google Web Toolkit 1.4: +Final -Beta

Category: Google, GWT

When I see something at Google have its beta tag removed, I know that the team has gone through a lot to deserve that privilege. We recently noted that GWT 1.4 was almost there, and now it is. GWT 1.4 is here. The latest release comes with a revamped Mail example that shows a three-paned Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:20 pm

3.6 rating from 31 votes

theClassConnection: Connecting you at U

Category: GWT, Showcase

Chris Klundt and his team have created theClassConnection, a website that provides tools to connect students/teachers/tutors across any campus, any class. They can share files, messages, flashcard decks, and more. The application is written entirely using GWT with for effects. We asked Chris a few questions about the project: Why GWT? I had never Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am

4 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Google Web Toolkit 1.4 RC 2: Almost there

Category: Google, GWT

The GWT community has released the Google Web Toolkit 1.4 Release Candidate 2. As Scott Blum says: This may well be the best and most solid GWT release to date, and we expect this build will become the final 1.4 release. But: Still, until we designate a “final” 1.4 release, we strongly recommend against using Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am

3 rating from 39 votes

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Google Mashup Editor powered by GWT

Category: Google, GWT

I sometimes get asked “why doesn’t Google eat it’s dogfood and use GWT”. I normally point them too: GWT has been out for just over a year (> 1 million downloads), so it is obvious that properties from 4 years ago may not be running GWT :) There are several parts of Google that do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Review of GWT in Action

Category: Book Reviews, GWT

Any time a hot technology comes along — and GWT is certainly white-hot — publishers compete in a mad scramble to get the first books out the door. Often quality suffers. I am happy to report that GWT in Action is a strong effort that doesn’t seem to suffer from this quality problem. (That isn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 7:41 am

3.6 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Chronoscope: GWT Charting and Vector Graphics platform

Category: GWT, Java, JavaScript, Library

Ray Cromwell and his team released Chronoscope a GWT based charting and vector graphics platform: We aim to bring the Google Maps experience to exploration of time series data. Using GWT, we have created a chart component which creates zoomable views of very large datasets (20,000+ points), stylable with CSS, mashupable with Javascript API and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:57 am

3.9 rating from 31 votes

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac simulator, and Cringely

Category: GWT, iPhone, Mobile

The iPhone Ajax buzz continues. Joe Hewitt (Firebug) writes about the new multi-touch events that he hopes show up: I’ve read lots of people, while arguing for why iPhone web apps are lame, assert that web apps won’t be able to take advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch screen. This is nonsense. I completely expect Apple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.5 rating from 17 votes