Instantiations, a maker of software quality, security and productivity tools for the Eclipse open source software platform, has announced an upgrade to version 7.3 of its graphical user interface (GUI) building product, GWT Designer.
The new release brings GWT Designer in sync with the latest major new release of the open source Google Web Toolkit (GWT), which now sits at version 2.0. GWT Designer 7.3 includes new features such as support for the new GWT 2.0 Development Mode, layout panels, widgets and more. This new release of GWT Designer supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
"GWT development continues at a rapid pace largely due to Google's continued evolution of the framework, the rich set of third-party component libraries and of course value-add tools like GWT Designer," said Eric Clayberg, senior vice president of product development and co-founder of Instantiations. "GWT Designer's continued popularity is based on the fact that we keep pace with the industry and continually respond to our customers' needs," added Clayberg, who also is the author of the Eclipse Plug-ins book.
GWT Designer is based on Instantiations' WindowBuilder product. It features drag-and-drop visual design and bi-directional code generation, and provides several useful wizards that help make GWT development easier, Instantiations officials said.
GWT Designer is available through a subscription of $79 for one year, $129 for 2-years, $179 for 3-years, or a perpetual license is $169 with one year of support, or it can be purchased as part of the WindowBuilder Pro product family. Current up-to-date subscription holders of GWT Designer can upgrade to new versions at no cost as part of their annual license. A two-week trial is available at http://www.instantiations.com/gwtdesigner/download-trial.html.