Hello Google Web Toolkit (Part 1)
By Geertjan on Dec 10, 2007
To summarize, here are the links:
- Introduction to the Google Web Toolkit Framework. A complete tutorial, introducing you to GWT and showing you the various tools provided by the GWT NetBeans Plugin. The tutorial closely follows chapter 2 of the abovementioned book.
- GWT Starter Kit. A sample that illustrates GWT in action; the result of following the above tutorial. Use it for troubleshooting if/when things go wrong in the tutorial. Or use it as the basis of a more complex application. Take careful note of how to set up the sample, as explained on the page above.
I like how GWT takes care of cross-browser compatibility. Plus, it's pretty interesting how you can apply a stylesheet to a user interface component in Java. And seeing AJAX in action, as a result of one's own coding, is cool. I also like how one can program purely in Java and how GWT converts the Java code to HTML.