By Bram Smeets

The publication is definitely written yet is now extraordinarily old-fashioned. The ebook used to be written for GWT model 1.5, yet on the time of my buy GWT 1.7 was once the most recent unlock. there have been extra modifications than I anticipated. in exactly the 1st 3rd of the ebook i discovered the following:

- applicationCreator.cmd isn't any longer a GWT command. it's been changed by means of webAppCreator.cmd

- webAppCreator.cmd creates a special listing constitution than the illustrated examples.

- The default software that GWT generates has changed.

- a brand new occasion version used to be brought in GWT 1.6. particularly, Listeners are changed with Handlers. you are going to come upon this for the 1st time in bankruptcy three.

- whereas i used to be following the workouts utilizing GWT 1.7, Google published GWT 2.0 which additional obsoleted this variation. The 2.0 free up brought a declarative UI with UIBinder. in fact that may not be during this booklet. additionally in 2.0 "Development Mode" changed the "Hosted Mode" that is nice yet will confuse the beginner utilizing this ebook as guidance.

The in basic terms means this booklet will be valuable is that if you obtain GWT 1.5 to persist with besides the examples. i do not comprehend many programmers, beginner or differently, that might be content material to profit a expertise on an previous liberate with deprecated equipment and out of date tooling.

I just like the narratives of the publication, i admire how it flows, and if the authors ever choose to post a brand new version with GWT 2.0 with an identical variety and accuracy it is going to most likely earn 5 stars. regrettably the e-book is simply too many releases outdated (which is just too undesirable contemplating it was once simply Copyrighted in 2008!)

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But there are also more advanced features such as styling using CSS and an event mechanism. Chapters 4 and 5 deal with widgets and layout. CHAPTER 2 ■ INTRODUCING GOOGLE WEB TOOLKIT (GWT) Server Communication Most GWT applications need some kind of server back end to retrieve and store data and perform other actions. Luckily, GWT provides an easy-to-use RPC mechanism for communicating with a Java server. If your application needs to connect to an existing back end or you want finer-grained control over communication with the back end, GWT offers the right tools, including support for XML and JSON back ends.

You can even drop all security restrictions by digitally signing the application and asking the user for additional permissions, such as accessing the local file system. So if you want to build a rich Internet application, this appears to be the ideal solution. More in-depth information can be found in JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications by James L. Weaver (Apress, 2007). The main problem with Java applets and JavaFX is the need for a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed on the client.

We’ve introduced these rich Internet applications (RIA) and have shown you different approaches to developing them. From the available alternatives, we’ve concluded that GWT fits our needs best. This chapter will introduce GWT and explain why we think GWT is the best choice, detail the basics of GWT, and show you the typical way you’ll work with it. The chapter will also introduce the sample application that we’ll build throughout the remainder of this book. Last, the chapter will introduce development tools that will come in handy when you start developing applications using GWT.

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