Google Web Toolkit

I’ve been playing with Google Web Toolkit for the past few days, what an incredible piece of software!

Anyone who’s done any web development knows how many pieces of technology are involved in making a reasonably attractive web site. This toolkit takes the whole thing to the next level. Rather than worrying about HTML, CSS, JavaScript and whatever technology you’re using to generate all that stuff, GWT lets you use Java to generate everything (except for the CSS of course). It comes with a compiler that generates the resulting HTML and JavaScript. The best part of course is that you can create AJAX web applications (like the GMail interface) with very little effort. I’ve coded a small AJAX application by hand, and while the end-user experience is great, coding it is a real pain.

More about this later, hopefully including some samples.

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