... impressive quality and thoroughness. Wonderful!
In May of 2006 Google released the Google Web Toolkit. GWT enables developers to create Ajax applications in Java. With GWT, you can build your applications using a real object-oriented language and take advantage of Java tools like Eclipse that are already available. Instead of trying to bring tool support to Ajax, Google brought Ajax to a place where the tools already existed.
GWT in Action shows you how to take advantage of these exciting new tools. This clearly-written book is packed with hands-on GWT examples. You'll absorb the GWT philosophy as you build your first working GWT application.
The book begins by exploring the main features of GWT, including
You'll also see how GWT compares to other toolkits.
GWT in Action shows you how to set up your development environment, use and create widgets, communicate with the server, and much more. Readers will follow an example running throughout the book and quickly master the basics of GWT: widgets, panels, and event handling. The book covers the full development cycle, from setting up your development environment, to building the application, then deploying it to the web server. The entire core GWT library is discussed, with details and examples on how it can be extended.
GWT helps you make the most of Ajax in your web applications and GWT in Action helps you get more out of GWT.
Robert Hanson is a US-based senior Internet engineer and creator of the popular open source GWT Widget Library. Robert also maintains a blog at http://roberthanson.blogspot.com where he talks about GWT and other topics relating to the industry.
Adam Tacy is a consultant working for WM- Data in the Nordics and a contributor to the GWT Widget Library project.