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GWT 2.0 Milestone 1 Released

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 06, 2009 1

The Google Web Toolkit team has announced the release of milestone 1 of the new version of GWT.  This version includes several new features and bug fixes.

Google Sitebricks Web Framework - Q&A with Dhanji Prasanna

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 26, 2009 3

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.

Virtual Panel: Evolution of JavaScript Frameworks for HTML 5

by Dio Synodinos on  May 08, 2009 2

In this virtual panel the creators and core developers of Dojo, YUI, Prototype,, MooTools and GWT talk about the evolution of JavaScript for the new API's that are exposed with HTML 5. These API's deal with 2D drawing, drag & drop, history, media, client-side persistent storage, server-sent events and more.

Easy Persistent Entity Transfers

by Craig Wickesser on  Apr 27, 2009

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.

WindowBuilder Pro 7.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 24, 2009

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.

SmartGWT 1.0: A Q&A with Sanjiv Jivan

by R.J. Lorimer on  Nov 26, 2008 4

SmartGWT 1.0, a GWT API for the SmartClient Javascript library, has been released. InfoQ had a Q&A session with Sanjiv Jivan, the lead developer.

Volta: Developing Distributed Applications by Recompiling

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 05, 2008 1

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.

GWT 1.5: Java 5 Support, Performance Improvements and JavaScript Enhancements

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 28, 2008

Google Web Toolkit (GWT), a Java-centric compiler which creates JavaScript-based web applications, released version 1.5 today. InfoQ spoke with tech lead Bruce Johnson to learn more about this release and what new capabilities it adds to GWT.

Google Introduces GWT Overlay Types

by R.J. Lorimer on  Aug 03, 2008

Javascript Overlay Types is a new feature in GWT 1.5 that simplifies the process of interacting with native Javascript data structures in GWT applications.

Presentation: Building Large AJAX Applications with GWT 1.4 and Google Gears

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jul 02, 2008

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.

Google App Engine Load Test Result

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jun 05, 2008 4

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.

Google App Engine public load test today

by Niclas Nilsson on  May 23, 2008 1

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?

New Thin Server Architecture and SOFEA Working Group Web Site Launched

by Steven Robbins on  Mar 28, 2008 1

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.

Stephan Janssen On And The RIA Landscape

by Jon Rose on  Mar 24, 2008 1 sat down with Stephan Janssen to learn about 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 Released: An Interview with Sanjiv Jivan

by R.J. Lorimer on  Feb 22, 2008 1

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.