Praise for GWT

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-12-09 Print this article Print


The news release continued:

"Because GWT is developed as an open source project, many companies have already started taking advantage of the new features we're premiering today. Google has worked in coordination with MediaBeacon, DotSpots, Red Hat, InterContinental Hotel Group, and many more."

"It is great to see a tool kit that provides developers with a way [of] creating rich Internet applications without a lot of the traditional overhead," said Keith Credendino, director of Distribution & Guest Technology at InterContinental Hotels Group. "GWT provides nicely greased rails for us to develop interactive sites, which translates to an enhanced guest experience."

"DotSpots saw major code size improvements after the release of GWT 2.0," DotSpots CTO Matt Mastracci said in a statement. "We shaved 20 percent off the code size by recompiling and even more once we started using Code Splitting. The new development mode available in GWT 2.0 has revolutionized the way we work with GWT. In previous versions, our development environments were limited to a single browser on our machine. We can now debug any browser running on the current machine, as well as browsers running on other platforms in virtual machines."

And Rich Sharples, director of product management at Red Hat, said in a statement, "As part of the upstream for JBoss Enterprise BRMS we have included a project called Drools Guvnor, which uses GWT-based GUIs, editors and tools to aid in the management of large numbers of rules and provides a centralized repository for Drools Knowledge Bases. Guvnor has been based on GWT since GWT first came out." 

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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