• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Tim Cooke
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Knute Snortum
  • paul wheaton
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Ron McLeod
  • Piet Souris
  • Ganesh Patekar
Bartenders:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • salvin francis

GWT Starting Suggestion Needed

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 774
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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,
 
Bartender
Posts: 11445
18
Android Google Web Toolkit Mac Eclipse IDE Ubuntu Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
Ranch Hand
Posts: 774
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.

Best Regards,
 
Maneesh Godbole
Bartender
Posts: 11445
18
Android Google Web Toolkit Mac Eclipse IDE Ubuntu Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
Ranch Hand
Posts: 774
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dear Maneesh,

Looking forward to start with GWT soon.

Cheers,
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
 
Bartender
Posts: 2345
102
Google Web Toolkit Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
all the best in your quest and do let us know when you are stuck..
 
get schwifty. tiny ad:
Enterprise-grade Excel API for Java
https://products.aspose.com/cells/java
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!