GWT in Action

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GWT in Action, Second Edition is a completely revised edition of the best-selling GWT book. It covers the new features introduced in GWT 2.4 and 2.5, as well as the best development practices that have emerged in the GWT community. It begins with a rapid-fire introduction to GWT and Ajax to get you up to speed with GWT concepts and tools. Then, you'll explore key concepts like managing events, interacting with the server, creating UI ...

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Overview

Summary

GWT in Action, Second Edition is a completely revised edition of the best-selling GWT book. It covers the new features introduced in GWT 2.4 and 2.5, as well as the best development practices that have emerged in the GWT community. It begins with a rapid-fire introduction to GWT and Ajax to get you up to speed with GWT concepts and tools. Then, you'll explore key concepts like managing events, interacting with the server, creating UI components, building your user interface declaratively using UiBinder ... and more.

About the Technology

Google Web Toolkit works on a simple idea. Write your web application in Java, and GWT crosscompiles it into JavaScript. It is open source, supported by Google, and version 2.5 now includes a library of high-quality interface components and productivity tools that make using GWT a snap. The JavaScript it produces is really good.

About this Book

GWT in Action, Second Edition is a revised edition of the best-selling GWT book. In it, you'll explore key concepts like managing events, interacting with the server, and creating UI components. As you move through its engaging examples, you'll absorb the latest thinking in application design and industry-grade best practices, such as implementing MVP, using dependency injection, and code optimization.

Written for Java developers, the book requires no prior knowledge of GWT.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

  • Covers GWT 2.4 and up
  • Efficient use of large data sets
  • Optimizing with client bundles, deferred binding, and code splitting
  • Using generators and dependency injection

About the Authors

Adam Tacy and Robert Hanson coauthored the first edition of GWT in Action. Jason Essington is a Java developer and an active contributor to the GWT mailing list and the GWT IRC channel. Anna Tökke is a programmer and solutions architect working with GWT on a daily basis.

Table of Contents

  1. PART 1 BASICS
  2. GWT
  3. Building a GWT application: saying "Hello World!"
  4. Building a GWT application: enhancing Hello World

  5. PART 2 NEXT STEPS
  6. Creating your own widgets
  7. Using client bundles
  8. Interface design with UiBinder
  9. Communicating with GWT-RPC
  10. Using RequestFactory
  11. The Editor framework
  12. Data-presentation (cell) widgets
  13. Using JSNI—JavaScript Native Interface
  14. Classic Ajax and HTML forms
  15. Internationalization, localization, and accessibility

  16. PART 3 ADVANCED
  17. Advanced event handling and event busses
  18. Building MVP-based applications
  19. Dependency injection
  20. Deferred binding
  21. Generators
  22. Metrics and code splitting
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935182849
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 680
  • Sales rank: 474,903
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Tacy is a consultant for Logica based in the Nordics with over 14 years experience in IT with most of those years spent in processes or managing projects. He co-authored GWT in Action with Robert Hanson in 2007 and has been watching the development of GWT 2.0 with anticipation

Robert Hanson is the Applications Development Manager for Quality Technology Services and has spent over 12 years developing high-performance web applications. He released the first open-source library of GWT tools and widgets in 2006. He co-authored the first edition of GWT in Action and is an avid supporter of GWT.

Jason Essington is a Java software engineer for Calypso Technology with over 12 years experience in the treasury and financial industries. He has been an advocate of GWT since its public release and is an active member of the GWT community, contributing to both the mailing list and the GWT IRC channel.

Anna Tökke is a programmer and solutions architect working with GWT on a daily basis.

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