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GWT Starting Suggestion Needed

 
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Dear All,

I am new to GWT development. I am not very well versed with Javascript or CSS even, but i want to evaluate GWT
as RIA framework for Java. Can someone suggest me a good book or a starting point and some application to start
with. Quiet looking forward to have some pointers.

Best Regards,
 
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http://faq.javaranch.com/java/GWTFaq

Check out the links for some good articles to get you started as well as some books
 
Prithvi Sehgal
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Dear Maneesh,

Thank you very much. I will start with the basic tutorials first. I see that Google Web Toolkit Applications has a very good
rating among the books. Should i go for it? I mean if only you have used it yourself or you have a know how about it.
Another thing, i heard GWT learning curve is very much. How much time it will take to learn GWT and start developing useful
out of it.

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Maneesh Godbole
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Nope. I havent used any of the books.

GWT lets you write Java code which it translates to JS for you. If you know Java you should be comfortable with this aspect.
GWT uses many Swing concepts like containers and components and listeners and layouts. If you know Java you should be comfortable with this aspect too. Even if you are not a Swing developer, it is not much difficult to pick up.
Rudimentary knowledge of web applications, how they are structured, role of CSS and basics of HTML should help you get started easily.

Of course, if you are stuck anywhere, you can always post your problem here and we can help figure it out with you.
Best of luck
 
Prithvi Sehgal
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Dear Maneesh,

Looking forward to start with GWT soon.

Cheers,
 
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the books listed on the FAQ are dated, pre GWT 2.0.
does anyone have any suggestions for more up to date books?

i've walked through a number of tutorials. i'm now looking for information on good design practices. i coming from a java dev background more server than client-side. it's becoming obvious to me that the ajax way of thinking is quite different ...

thanks
 
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all the best in your quest and do let us know when you are stuck..
 
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