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Advanced Java® EE Development with WildFly® by Deepak Vohra

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Chapter 5. Using GWT

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a toolkit for developing complex, Model-View-Presenter model, browser-based web applications. A client-side application is developed as Java using the GWT SDK and deployed as compiled JavaScript. In addition to a Java API, GWT provides widgets, which are integrated with support for Ajax. In Chapter 4, Using Ajax, we developed an Ajax application using the XMLHttpRequest object, which involved creating, sending, and processing an Ajax request. The GWT SDK compiler compiles Java into JavaScript, which includes the XMLHttpRequest optimized to run on all browsers.

This chapter consists of the following sections:

  • Setting up the environment
  • Running the starter project on WildFly 8.1
  • Creating a GWT project ...

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