Who needs GWT On Rails?
GWT On Rails uses GWT-Rest to interface with JSON Request Rails plugin.
While Ajax integration into Rails is already neat, indirectly introducing Java into Rails is not a common pattern. Following this skepticism InfoQ got in touch with Jon to get his motivation for writing GWT on Rails plugin.
It's always nice to see new plugins extending a framework but doesn't GWT on Rails go against Rails philosophy by introducing unnecessarily Java weight in the development cycle?
Do you know any serious architect who would use GWT On Rails? (Apart from a situation where he would have an existing GWT client ready and would like to switch to Rails).
Juergen Hoeller Jul 22, 2014