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GWT - Google Web Toolkit

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GWT is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. Its goal is to enable productive development of high-performance web applications without the developer having to be an expert in browser quirks, XMLHttpRequest, and JavaScript. GWT is used by many products at Google, including AdWords, AdSense, Flights, Hotel Finder, Offers, Wallet, Blogger. It’s open source, completely free, and used by thousands of developers around the world.

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"Once innovative"

What do you like best?

When it was released back in the days it was innovative and pretty much the only approach for back-end developers write front-end code, but after single page application revolution the complexity and speed of this framework looks like a joke.

What do you dislike?

It's slow, require browser extension for debugging. Big learning curve. Google shut down the project at 2017 so no more support from their side, only community updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would not recommend to anyone who stars new project in 2018. Google closed the project at 2017 and only the power of community keeps it alive. Nevertheless if you have legacy code to support it's not that bad. It has everything needed to have a good single page app that still could compete with a whales like Angular or React.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single page application architecture. Strict types. Java syntax and support of huge java ecosystem. Ability to write java script inside Java.

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"Easy way to build web application"

What do you like best?

Can easily introduces Java programmers to web application world. It allows you to build front-end and back-end with a single programming language.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to add some useful native Javascript features. On the front-end layer you are forced to not use reflection and generics Java features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for web application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this framework to build a web application. I'm a Java programmer and I learned to use GWT in few days.

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"Great framework for large applications and small teams"

What do you like best?

Able to develop both server and client side code in one language. Easier for individual developers to program on all parts of the application .

What do you dislike?

Solutions are more verbose than other frameworks. Implementing normal JavaScript in the application is harder to debug and implement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easier to port over older java applications into GWT.

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