GWT – Google Web Toolkit comes out of Beta

Before you come to read the main topic that is just a link and a paragraph, please read the mail below
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From: Chinmay Patel
Date: May 18, 2006 2:14 PM
Subject: Introducing GWT – Google Web Toolkit
To: Team ESS

Hi All,

As we all know and believe, AJAX has the power to make our Web Apps more dynamic and more user friendly and more likely to Win Apps. However AJAX development is often complicated, with much of the development time spent working around browser quirks (Well… we target the great IE so we’ve an advantage over here) and the fragility of AJAX components(MSXML, Scripting and the CodeBehind in our case). Trust me, I know the development of our own AJAX apps caused us no small amount of AJAX-induced frustration.

And now, after working a lot on Scripting part of AJAX as well as codebehinds that work with AJAX, Today I see
this in my mailbox, an exceptional toolkit for AJAX Developers – GWT ie Google Web Toolkit.
As they say on official GWT Page:

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don’t speak browser quirks as a second language. Writing dynamic web applications today is a tedious and error-prone process; you spend 90% of your time working around subtle incompatibilities between web browsers and platforms, and JavaScript’s lack of modularity makes sharing, testing, and reusing AJAX components difficult and fragile.

GWT lets you avoid many of these headaches while offering your users the same dynamic, standards-compliant experience. You write your front end in the Java programming language, and the GWT compiler converts your Java classes to browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML.

I believe we all will benefit a lot from this toolkit, though its made for Java we’ve got the skills to make it work with .Net.
So here it is with all the best wishes and faster AJAX Development
Download GWT

Thanks,
Chinmay Patel

Free thyself from the past, free thyself from the future, free thyself from the present. Crossing to the farther shore of existence, with mind released everywhere, no more shalt thou come to birth and decay.


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Almost after a year I am revisiting the topic, as last week GWT came out of Beta and now is a Release Product. They’ve gone through many updates since last year and presents a really nice tool for Java developers as I have not tried it for .Net I won’t comment on that part. Any takers?
Here is the link for latest information on Official Google Blog on GWT.

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