"). The almighty Google, which glorified AJAX with Gmail and Google Maps, has come to the rescue with the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
|What You Need
|Google Web Toolkit
|Apache Ant 1.6
|Java Standard Edition 1.4 or higher
Google Promotes AJAX with Web Toolkit
In addition to a compiler, GWT comes with the following panoply of APIs and tools that are sure to alleviate AJAX development pains:
- Scripts that create starter files for your application
- History events and functions that respond to the browser history stack
- A GWT-hosted environment that enables debugging in the Eclipse IDE
This article provides a hands-on demonstration of all the above features. Along the way, you will see how to use GWT with Apache Ant and Tomcata still nascent area in GWT.