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When not to use Google Web Toolkit? [closed]

I'm considering use of GWT on a major in-house web app development project, namely it's major advantage in my eyes is the cross-compilation to Javascript which would (at least theoretically) help my ...
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Why doesn't Google use GWT in most of its applications?

Google created Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and doesn't use it when building their own web applications. Does this mean GWT is not suitable for building dynamic applications? Or have caching problems? Or ...
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Is it worth learning either GWT or Vaadin? [closed]

I consider myself a decent java/web developer. In my career I have always used servlets and ejb's with a web front end, most recently incoporating jquery and ajax. I can see the theoretical benefit ...
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What are proven advantages of tools like GWT over pure JavaScript frameworks?

GWT is a software stack that translates Java code and a sub-set of the Java Runtime's class library to JavaScript code. In comparison with JavaScript toolkits, GWT can seem alienating, by nature and ...
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What are you thoughts on GWT? [closed]

Since I'm learning Java in this period and I just finished with the tutorials I think I'm ready to start contributing to a project (since I know from experience this is the best way to really learn). ...
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Starting a game website. Sanity check (Jetty, WebSockets, Java, etc) [closed]

I'm starting a new game website. This is a project to help me learn additional technologies. My background is very much Microsoft and Apple technologies / languages / IDEs. This project I would ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to migrate struts/spring based application to GWT?

I am using the combination of spring, spring-security, struts and iBatis in my application. Now I am looking to migrate the struts UI to GWT. The new combination must be spring, spring-security, GWT ...
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4answers
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Is it typical for a provider of a web services to also provide client libraries?

My company is building a corporate Java web-app and we are leaning towards using GWT-RPC as the client-server protocol for performance reasons. However, in the future, we will need to provide an API ...
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2answers
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What is the advantage of using UI binder in GWT?

Mention the pros and cons of UIBinder in GWT. I want to develop a big project. Is it flexible to use UIBinder for my project?
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4answers
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What are the downsides of leaving automation tags in production code?

I've been setting up debug tags for automated testing of a GWT-based web application. This involves turning on custom debug id tags/attributes for elements in the source of the app. It's a non-trivial ...
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2answers
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How to synchronize client and server model objects?

We have a client-server application with a thick client (GWT). There are client-side MVP presenters (MVC controllers) which hold references to some objects viewed in the GUI. Some user actions cause ...
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Record management system java web framework

We're currently reconsidering technologies and frameworks to get more agile with "simple" RMS CRUD-based projects. In short, short-living things like this Right now we have a custom extension on top ...
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Is it worth cross-browser testing in GWT applications?

as GWT is supposed to abstract all the browsers implementations (for widgets, etc) is it worth doing cross-browser testing? I was just thinking to test only the styling related stuff (CSS related) in ...
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1answer
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What does GWT not provide that straight AJAX coding gives?

For an experience core Java programmer with no AJAX and very little Javascript experience, the GWT is attractive. But, what will I be missing if I just use GWT?
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1answer
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How to selectively update properties of an object on the server

I have a GWT website that displays some data onto the client in a tabular form. Some of the fields are editable, when any change is made the save button becomes active. There are multiple properties ...
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Suggestion for setting web application parameters

I'm creating a web application on GWT. I'm using MVP pattern with activities and places. I have a xml config file containing some parameters to be used by the application. Content of this xml file is ...
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1answer
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User roles in GWT applications

I'm wondering if you could suggest me any way to implement "user roles" in GWT applications. I would like to implement a GWT application where users log in and are assigned "roles". Based on their ...
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1answer
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Are “Compile to JavaScript” Frameworks Hostile to Continuous Integration?

Lately we've been looking at ways to improve automated testing and related tooling of our enterprise-level GWT web app. I've realized that in some ways, GWT is a bit hostile to automated testing, ...
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4answers
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What are the options for simple Ajax calls for a Java webapp?

I've got a very simple need and I don't know what are the options available. If I simplify, users see webpage like this server by a Java webapp server: [-] red [x] green [-] blue [-] yellow ...
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1answer
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Technology Selection for a dynamic product

We are building a product for Procurement Domain in JAVA. Following are the main technical requirements. Platform Independent Database Independent Browser Independent In functional requirements ...
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Do I need to learn Javascript to make decent websites? [closed]

Hello I have been using C++ and Java for years. For better or for worse, I have always looked at JavaScript as not as powerful as these languages and therefore probably not worth my time and effort to ...