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Beginning Google Web Toolkit

From Novice to Professional

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pages 45-57
  3. Pages 59-87
  4. Pages 141-156
  5. Pages 157-186
  6. Pages 187-221
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-241

About this book

Introduction

The open source, lightweight Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a framework that allows Java developers to build rich Internet applications (RIAs), more recently called Ajax applications, in Java. Typically, writing these applications requires a lot of JavaScript development. However, Java and JavaScript are very distinctively different languages (although the name suggests otherwise), therefore requiring a different development process.

In Beginning Google Web Toolkit: From Novice to Professional, you'll learn to build rich, user–friendly web applications using a popular Java–based Ajax web framework, the Google Web Toolkit. The authors will guide you through the complete development of a GWT front-end application with a no–nonsense, down–to–earth approach.

You'll start with the first steps of working with GWT and learn to understand the concepts and consequences of building this kind of application. During the course of the book, all the key aspects of GWT are tackled pragmatically, as you're using them to build a real–world sample application. Unlike many other books, the inner workings of GWT and other unnecessary details are shelved, so you can focus on the stuff that really matters when developing GWT applications.

Keywords

Ajax DOM Debugging Eclipse JavaScript Rich Internet Application framework

About the authors

Bram Smeets is a Java architect with over eight years of experience in developing enterprise Java applications. Currently, Bram is technical director at JTeam (www.JTeam.nl), a Java software development company based in the Netherlands, and senior consultant at SpringSource (pringSource.com). He is a regular speaker at technology-focused conferences like The Ajax Experience and SpringOne. Using Google Web Toolkit, Bram has delivered several successful rich Internet applications for JTeam. He also delivered Ajax and Google Web Toolkit trainings at several companies.

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