Originally posted by Shawn Kuenzler: What do you foresee for GWT in the job-marketplace?
It would be nice to have a crystal ball...
I wonder how well it will be adopted for development in larger shops.[/QB]
There are distinct benefits of GWT when it comes to developing serious web applications - tool support and theoretical reduced through life costs, etc - so it should become adopted quick quickly.
Whether it does is a matter for guessing at this moment in time.
Basically, with GWT doing so much of the work behind the scenes, if I invest my time learning it, will potential employers frown on the fact that I don't truly know AJAX? Thanks![/QB]
You still need to know the concepts and understand the AJAX techniques to use GWT.
I think once you use and understand GWT would be able to explain to potential/current employers the key benefits of GWT and guide them into using GWT as the main approach.
I don't agree that "Google was really on the ball to create GWT," ... I'm not a GWT expert ... but my gut tells me its not a gonna be a great solution long term. Or very popular.
Why do I say this?
2. Code generators .. IMHO .. have limited appeal. If you know Ajax well why use GWT? If you're a capable JSP/Struts or JSF developer why do you need GWT?
I think its primary appeal is to Java devs who don't know anything about Ajax or browser based UI.