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Description - GWT in Practice by Robert T. Cooper

Web developers already know they can use Ajax to add rich, user-friendly,dynamic features to their applications. With the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), anew Ajax tool from Google that automatically converts Java to JavaScript, theycan build Ajax applications using the Java language. GWT lets developers focuson application design and functionality, rather than on browser differences, andallows them to re-use code throughout the layers of their applications.GWT in Practice is an example-driven, code-rich book designed for web developerswho have already learned the basics of GWT. After a quick review ofGWT fundamentals, GWT in Practice presents scores of handy, reusablesolutions to the problems developers face when they need to move beyond Hello World and  proof of concept applications. This book skips the theoryand looks at the way things really work when developers are building projectsin GWT.The Market:The GWT approach of using a static language to create cross browser compatiblecode is becoming very popular even beyond Java and GWT. There is aMicrosoft effort to do the same using C#, along with Python and Ruby variants.Based on mailing list activity, Java User Group focus and  buzz, GWT itself israpidly increasing in popularity. Java developers love using Java rather thanJavaScript to build Ajax applications. This feature alone promises to make GWTa widely used tool for Java developers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933988290
ISBN-10: 1933988290
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 184mm x 20mm)
Pages: 478
Imprint: Manning Publications
Publisher: Manning Publications
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert T. Cooper

Robert Cooper is a JEE developer with 15 years of web development experience.He is a contributor to several open source projects, including the ROMERSS/Atom API plugins for Podcasting and MediaRSS, is the author of theFeedPod text-to-speech podcasting system, and the gwt-maven plugins forsupporting Maven based builds for Google Web Toolkit.Charlie Collins is a JEE developer with 10 years of experience. He has beeninvolved with enterprise development, architecture and general programmingusing several languages and technologies, but focuses on Java. He has been anardent open source supporter for many years and has contributed documentationand patches for various open source projects. Charlie is currently a contributor tothe FeedPod text-to-speech podcasting system and the GWT related Mavenplugins based on the gwt-maven project.