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Can software written in Java and converted to JavaScript by GWT survive and win? @Marco-Faella

 
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Hello!
Can the software writed in Java and converted in JavaScript by GWT survive and win in long term?
Is it still Seriously Good Software ?
Thank you!
 
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GWT is dead, IMO. A few people are still hacking away on it, but that looks more like life support to me than anything else. The last dot release was 2.5y ago, and the last major release 3.5y.

If this kind of Java-centric web development appeals to you, check out Apache Tapestry and Apache Wicket, but in general, the world has passed by this approach in favor of SPAs implemented using JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue.js.
 
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Let's put it this way: the longer your toolchain, the less likely your software is to survive (long-term).
You may win in the short term, by getting the system to work in less time,
but your long-term destiny will be tied to more third-party products/frameworks.

As to GWT in particular, Tim's reply seems spot on.

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Tim Moores wrote:GWT is dead, IMO. A few people are still hacking away on it, but that looks more like life support to me than anything else. The last dot release was 2.5y ago, and the last major release 3.5y.

If this kind of Java-centric web development appeals to you, check out Apache Tapestry and Apache Wicket, but in general, the world has passed by this approach in favor of SPAs implemented using JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue.js.


Totally agree. I think that GWT had its chance years ago when was relative difficult to create webapps that could compete with desktop apps, but nowadays it's mostly a dead end.
 
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