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Google™ Web Toolkit Applications by Ryan Dewsbury

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Chapter 6. Gadget Desktop Application

This chapter looks at using GWT tools and its widgets, and considers application design techniques, including the Container Application pattern, the Abstract Factory design pattern, and a model-view-controller architectural pattern to build a nontrivial Ajax application: the Gadget Desktop. The interface uses GWT’s user interface library to create the application’s layout with panels, behavior with widgets and events, and look and feel with CSS and images. The application does not have a server-side component and focuses on client-side application development in the browser. This chapter illustrates the level of complexity that is easily obtainable and manageable through design techniques for Ajax applications ...

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