Accelerated GWT: Building Enterprise Google Web Toolkit Applications

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Ajax is a web development technique that takes advantage of JavaScript to display and interact dynamically with information embedded into a web page. Its emergence has made it possible to create web applications that closely resemble their desktop–based brethren. With this exciting new ability came several challenges; not only did developers have to learn JavaScript, but they were also forced to use inefficient development processes, not to mention deal with cross–platform and browser difficulties. But with the ...

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Ajax is a web development technique that takes advantage of JavaScript to display and interact dynamically with information embedded into a web page. Its emergence has made it possible to create web applications that closely resemble their desktop–based brethren. With this exciting new ability came several challenges; not only did developers have to learn JavaScript, but they were also forced to use inefficient development processes, not to mention deal with cross–platform and browser difficulties. But with the release of Google Web Toolkit (GWT), Java developers are able to continue using their favorite language to write powerful Ajax applications while using not only the Java language, but also the very same development tools they’re already using on a daily basis!

Serious Java developers wanting to write Ajax applications using GWT can expect a fast–paced, yet thorough, introduction to GWT from Java expert Vipul Gupta. You’ll gain key insights into the GWT framework’s capabilities and can rely on clear instruction that will show you how to incorporate GWT into your daily development routine in the most effective way. Accelerated GWT introduces you to the popular GWT framework in a way that will allow you to begin using GWT in short order. Forgoing superfluous introductions to JavaScript and Ajax, you’ll instead be immersed in GWT fundamentals from the very first chapter. Subsequent chapters discuss key GWT concepts such as architecture, widgets, and RPC. Understanding you’ll want to efficiently integrate GWT into your development workflow, the author also devotes time to sound GWT application design, testing, and internationalization issues.

What you’ll learn

  • Use GWT’s Remote Procedure Call (RPC) capabilities to greatly enhance the user experience by optimizing application performance
  • Go beyond basic syntax fundamentals to learn how to most effectively design and test your GWT applications
  • Build complex interfaces by taking advantage of GWT’s advanced widget offerings

Who this book is for

Java–minded web developers seeking to incorporate Ajax capabilities into their web applications without sacrificing sound development principles.

Table of Contents

  1. GWT Basics and a First Application
  2. GWT Architecture and Internal Features
  3. UI Programming: Basic Widgets
  4. Communication: RPC
  5. UI Programming: Handling Events and Using AdvancedWidgets
  6. Communication: Advanced Techniques
  7. Testing GWT Applications
  8. Internationalizing Your Applications: A Modern-Day Reality
  9. Some Important, Not-to-Be-Missed Techniques
  10. Peeking Into the Upcoming GWT 1.5 Release
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  • Posted August 7, 2009

    Excellent introduction to GWT

    This is a very well written book and is very relevant for someone who is new to the GWT. The author has done an excellent job in really showing how to use the Google Web Toolkit. I wish this book was available when I started using the GWT; surely would have saved me hundred of hours. The book's code samples are very helpful in understanding the GWT concepts and usage. All in all, I highly recommend this book for any user of GWT.

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