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By Bram Smeets

The open resource, light-weight Google internet Toolkit (GWT) is a framework that permits Java builders to construct wealthy net purposes (RIA), extra lately referred to as Ajax functions, in Java. often, writing those functions calls for loads of JavaScript improvement. notwithstanding, Java and JavaScript are very distinctively assorted languages (although the identify indicates otherwise), for that reason requiring a special improvement procedure.

In Beginning Google internet Toolkit: From amateur to Professional, you’ll learn how to construct wealthy, user–friendly net purposes utilizing a well-liked Java–based Ajax internet framework, the Google internet Toolkit. The authors will advisor you thru the whole improvement of a GWT entrance finish software with a no–nonsense, down–to–earth strategy.

You’ll commence with the 1st steps of operating with GWT and learn how to comprehend the suggestions and outcomes of establishing this type of program. in the course of the process the ebook, all of the key elements of GWT are tackled pragmatically, as you’re utilizing them to construct a real–world pattern program. in contrast to many different books, the interior workings of GWT and different pointless info are shelved, so that you can specialise in the stuff that truly concerns while constructing GWT purposes.

What you’ll learn

  • Get a high-quality starting place to strengthen RIAs.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the GWT Framework and its components.
  • Fit GWT into your application’s lifestyles cycle and improvement technique.
  • Develop wealthy internet front–end GUIs utilizing widgets, composite widgets, panels, and masses extra.
  • Integrate with RPC, and diverse different info codecs.
  • Reinforce rules discovered through the booklet via operating via a real–world pattern program created with GWT from scratch.

Who is that this e-book for?

Beginning Google internet Toolkit: From amateur to Professional is written for Java builders of all degrees who are looking to begin development wealthy web purposes. The e-book assumes no previous wisdom of constructing Ajax functions and/or operating with JavaScript.

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The starting sequence from Apress is the suitable option to get the knowledge you want to land that the most important entry–level task. those books will educate you a regular and demanding expertise from the floor up simply because they're explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll commence your trip by means of seeing what you must know—but with no unnecessary concept and filler. You’ll construct your ability set through studying easy methods to prepare real–world tasks step-by-step. So even if your aim is your subsequent profession problem or a brand new studying chance, the start sequence from Apress will take you there—it is your relied on advisor via surprising territory!

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On the other hand, the client must have the plug-in installed on the client computer, which might be not the case in some locked-down environments such as schools and government 15 16 CHAPTER 1 ■ INTRODUCING RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS (RIAS) agencies. Some purists also feel that Flex isn’t a real Ajax application framework, as it doesn’t adhere to the standards normally used for building Ajax applications, such as XHTML and JavaScript. In February 2008, Adobe released its Adobe AIR runtime, which allows applications developed in Flex to be deployed as local desktop applications while still enjoying the benefits of Ajax, such as seamless installation and updating.

Why GWT? When comparing GWT to the alternative approaches in the previous chapter, we briefly pointed out how GWT compares to those alternatives. But let’s take a closer look at why GWT is the framework we prefer to use to write RIAs. From JavaScript to Java As we discussed in the previous chapter, writing Ajax applications in the traditional manner is difficult and error-prone. Although many frameworks try to provide a great deal of abstraction, with most (if not all) of them you still end up having to write custom JavaScript.

Although there are some obvious security restrictions when running from the browser, you can do anything you want with a Java applet, for example make connections to the originating server and spawn threads. You can even drop all security restrictions by digitally signing the application and asking the user for additional permissions, such as accessing the local file system. So if you want to build a rich Internet application, this appears to be the ideal solution. More in-depth information can be found in JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications by James L.

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