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Google™ Web Toolkit Applications by Ryan Dewsbury

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Chapter 3. Server Integration Techniques

Ajax applications are a nice blend of desktop applications and traditional web applications. They have responsive interfaces like desktop applications and easy distribution like traditional web applications. They also, like traditional web applications, have great support for integrating with server-side technologies. This chapter looks at the many options and techniques you can use to integrate your GWT application with server technologies. We start by looking at basic integration techniques, including using the standard Ajax asynchronous HTTP request to load simple text or HTML from the server. Then we discuss loading more complex data from the server and leveraging the Google Web Toolkit’s XML and JSON ...

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