Sitebricks is a new web application development framework from Google that is built on top of Google Guice, and focuses on early error detection, low-footprint code, and fast development. InfoQ had a Q&A with the creator and Google Wave Core Engineer Dhanji Prasanna.
Often times when transferring persistent entities outside of the JVM you must strip off persistence related information or modifications. Gilead, formerly Hibernate4GWT, aims to ease that process and handle the heavy lifting.
Instantiations has released WindowBuilder Pro 7.0, a Java GUI builder, and which recently won the "Best commercial Eclipse-based developer tool" category at EclipseCon 2009. Updates to 7.0 include UI Factories and Nebula widget integration, along with Swing Data Binding and GWT-Ext widgets.
Volta extends the reach of .NET programming languages, libraries, and tools to cover the cloud. As such it seems to become Microsoft's response to Google's GWT. In this article the contributors to the project explain what is "Architecture Refactoring", how it works and where it is going.
In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Rajeev Dayal discusses building applications with GWT and Google Gears. Topics discussed include an overview of GWT, integrating GWT with other frameworks, GWT 1.4 features, developing large GWT applications, integrating GWT and Google Gears, the architecture of a Google Gears application, Google Gears features and the Google Gears API.
The result of the Google Web Toolkit on Google App Engine load test: The load was 10 reqs/sec for an hour, and 35 reqs/sec at peak. The result? No sweat.
Today, at 4PM GMT+2 (in about an hour), there is a public load test on the Google App Toolkit. Can Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine handle the InfoQ effect?
Peter Svensson, Ganesh Prasad, and Mario Valente have teamed up to create the Thin Server Architecture Working Group and launched a web site. The site included several resources about Thin Server Architecture and Service Oriented Front End Applications (SOFEA) as well as insight into the philosophy behind the technology.
InfoQ.com sat down with Stephan Janssen to learn about Parleys.com and ask his perspective on the emerging RIA platforms. Stephan is the founder of the JavaPolis conference held annually in Belgium. JavaPolis is currently the second largest Java conference, behind only JavaOne.
GWT-Ext 2.0 was released on February 6th, integrating with GWT 1.4 and ExtJS 2.0. Changes in the 2.0 release include performance improvements, a unified component model, new layout management APIs, and several new widgets.
Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. Some people have commented that Volta was a direct competitor to GWT. InfoQ talked to Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR and GWT expert to ask him how they compare and share his perspective on what they represent for developers.