|GWT in Action
Easy Ajax with the Google Web Toolkit
Second edition of this book is now available
Robert Hanson and Adam Tacy
June, 2007 | 632 pages
|$49.99||Softbound print book + PDF ebook|
In May of 2006 Google released the Google Web Toolkit. GWT enables developers to create Ajax applications in Java. With GWT, you can build your applications using a real object-oriented language and take advantage of Java tools like Eclipse that are already available. Instead of trying to bring tool support to Ajax, Google brought Ajax to a place where the tools already existed.
GWT in Action shows you how to take advantage of these exciting new tools. This clearly-written book is packed with hands-on GWT examples. You’ll absorb the GWT philosophy as you build your first working GWT application.
The book begins by exploring the main features of GWT, including
- Building client-side components
- Convenient JUnit integration and testing
You’ll also see how GWT compares to other toolkits.
GWT in Action shows you how to set up your development environment, use and create widgets, communicate with the server, and much more. Readers will follow an example running throughout the book and quickly master the basics of GWT: widgets, panels, and event handling. The book covers the full development cycle, from setting up your development environment, to building the application, then deploying it to the web server. The entire core GWT library is discussed, with details and examples on how it can be extended.
- Testing, debugging, and deploying GWT Applications
- Communicating with GWT-RPC
- Examining client-side RPC architecture
- Alternative RPC tools: HTTPRequest, RequestBuilder, and FormPanel
- Making your GWT application flexible and supportable
GWT helps you make the most of Ajax in your web applications and GWT in Action helps you get more out of GWT.
- Comprehensive GWT tutorial
- Build a full-scale GWT application
- Interacting with the server using GWT-RPC, JSON, and other tools
- Building, testing, and deploying GWT applications
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
JavaLobby gives GWT in Action 5 Stars
"The thoroughness with which they designed examples to illustrate every concept dealt with in the book and the scope of the topics addressed in it makes GWT in Action a valuable addition to any Web developer library."
"...GWT in Action is packed with practical information on a wide range of GWT topics."
—Michael J. Ross, Web developer, Slashdot.org
About the Authors
Robert Hanson is a US-based senior Internet engineer and creator of the popular open source GWT Widget Library found at http://gwt-widget.sourceforge.net. Robert also maintains a blog at http://roberthanson.blogspot.com where he talks about GWT and other topics relating to the industry.
Adam Tacy is a consultant working for WM- Data in the Nordics and a contributor to the GWT Widget Library project.