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

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

GWT Ext Integration

Category: GWT, Sencha

The Ext integration keeps growing. GWT and Ext are a good match, as the widgets fit in nicely with the GWT model. Sanjiv Jivan has created a GWT Ext wrapper and rewrote the Feed Viewer. On the Java side it looks like this: < View plain text > java Toolbar tbar = new Toolbar(Ext.generateId());   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm

3.9 rating from 72 votes

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

GWT a Year Later: Was it the correct level of abstraction?

Category: Google, GWT, Interview

A little over a year ago, we published an editorial entitled Google Web Toolkit: The correct level of abstraction? In it, Dion raised some important questions about GWT: Isn’t debugging generated Javascript going to be messy? Wouldn’t the large size of the generated Javascript make it’s use infeasible? Where is all of the cool stuff, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:03 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

GWT 1.4: Size, Speed, Deployment, and more…

Category: Announcements, Google, GWT

With the Google Developer Day here, we are seeing a lot of interesting news from Google (If I may say so myself). We just saw that GWT 1.4 RC has been released, and it is a big deal for the GWT community. With version 1.3 we saw the fully open source migration of the framework. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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3.5 rating from 60 votes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

QueWeb Customer Care GWT Application

Category: GWT, Showcase

Queplix has open sourced a GWT application called QueWeb Customer Care. The application is an example of a desktop-looking app, with a rich tree based view that ties into a lot of data munging.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 pm

3.8 rating from 26 votes

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Mini Review – Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff

Category: Book Reviews, GWT

A mini book deserves a mini review, and so it is with the “Digital Shortcut” from January 2007 entitled Googleâ„¢ Web Toolkit Solutions (Digital Short Cut): Cool & Useful Stuff. The 112 page PDF goes further than any of the free tutorials out there in that it develops two non-trivial applications using GWT: a Yahoo! Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:00 am
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4.1 rating from 42 votes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

REST Describe WADL toolkit

Category: GWT, Showcase

Thomas Steiner has released REST Describe, a GWT application, open-sourced, that groks WADL: The application is based on the idea that creating a description for a Web Service should be a rather simple task given the information already contained in requests. Let’s take a very simple imaginary online bookmarking Web Service to make the idea Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:23 am

3.2 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

GWT-Jsonizer: JSON/JavaBeans translator

Category: GWT, JSON, Library

Andrés Testi has developed a JSON/JavaBean translator for the Google Web Toolkit named GWT Jsonizer, which simplifies the GWT interaction with non-java backends. The Jsonizer interface, has only two methods: ‘asJavaObject’ and ‘asString’. As possibly you can infer, the ‘asJavaObject’ method unjsonizes JSON values, and the ‘asString’ method, performs the opposite action. Example < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am
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3.9 rating from 27 votes

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Ajax version of “Telephone” game

Category: Games, GWT, Showcase

Nich Tyrrell of InTime Games created a new Ajax site with a strange name indeed… Eat Poop U Cat. The site uses a combination of Google Web Toolkit, Amazon S3, and Amazon EC2, along with an in browser drawing utility that uses the Canvas element to get it all working. Its an online version of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am

3.7 rating from 23 votes

Friday, March 9th, 2007

JavaScript Native Interface (JSNI) in GWT

Category: Google, GWT, JavaScript, Library

I have recently had quite a few people talking about how they like GWT but with they could get out of the Java box to delve into JavaScript for some low level work. The assumption was that you cannot do this with GWT and that if you run against the abstraction barrier you are hosed. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am

3.7 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

GWT-Spring Integration Demystified

Category: Framework, GWT, Java

Gabi S. in what appears to be her first blog post has already started off with a bang. In tutorial form she shows how to integrate GWT with Spring. To integrate [the GWT application] with Spring we only have to register our GWT servlet in our web.xml so we can simply use Spring’s ServletForwardingController to Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am

4 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

GWT 1.3 Released

Category: Framework, GWT, JavaScript

The first open source release of the Google Web Toolkit has been announced. Version 1.3 is the first to be released with the new open process: Our open source charter, “Making GWT Better,” explained that GWT development would take place in the open, and that we’d even publish our engineering meeting notes. We’re happy to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.3 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

iPhone could change mobile browsing

Category: Editorial, GWT, iPhone, Mobile

Nokia has had a phone that supports Safari for awhile. A Nokia chap was at the first Ajax Experience in San Francisco last May showing off the phone. It had the same features that Safari on the iPhone has (zooming around web pages). Opera Mobile is also very popular on various makes of phones. With Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

GWT Compilation Details

Category: Google, GWT, Interview

Frank Sommers has interviewed Scott Blum of Google on the compilation process that GWT goes through to get your Java code to convert to JavaScript. Scott answers: Could you start by giving us an overview of the GWT development process? What are the biggest differences in the JavaScript the GWT generates for the various browsers? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
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3.7 rating from 35 votes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

OpenKM: Ajax Document Management System

Category: GWT, Java, JavaScript, Showcase

Paco Avila and his team have announced OpenKM, a document management / knowledge management system that looks like a desktop application. OpenKM is based on: JBoss 4.0.3SP1 ( version basis for the development ) Java J2EE ( JDK 1.5 ) Jackrabbit GWT ( Google Web Toolkit – Ajax ) It is interesting to see a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

3.1 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit 1.3: Open Source

Category: Google, GWT

Google has open sourced the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Version 1.3 RC is an open source version of 1.2. Not all open source is equal. What does this mean to us? Google Web Toolkit 1.3 RC is open through and through, including the debugging browser and the powerful Java-to-JavaScript compiler. Now everyone from enterprise developers Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:04 am

4.1 rating from 43 votes

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit 1.2 Released

Category: Google, GWT, Toolkit

GWT 1.2 has been officially released. The last important bugs have been squashed from the RC that was out there recently. Features Dynamic, reusable UI components Create a Widget by compositing other Widgets. Lay out Widgets automatically in Panels. Send your Widget to other developers in a JAR file. Really simple RPC To communicate from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 pm

4.2 rating from 25 votes