Google Web Toolkit – write javascript in java!

Woohooo – Google Web Toolkit allows you to write cool Ajaxified apps in…Java!

A compiler translates UI code to javascript and HTML. No more fighting with the many javascript and Ajax tricks required to make client-side apps really work. Well, that’s in theory at least, we’ll have to eat that pudding for a proof.

In development mode, your app runs as server-side Java, which makes debugging your much easier than with handwritten javascript code.

I’ve only had a quick look at it, and for now the only downside seems to be the binary-only compiler. But all the tech looks really good, I’ll have to take a closer look.

2 Responses to Google Web Toolkit – write javascript in java!

  1. Yoav Shapira says:

    Mmm, interesting! This goes near the top of my list of things to try out.

  2. Simone Gianni says:

    Astonishing! Incredible! I don’t like the fact that every “service” is a servlet, but automagic RPC from automagic generated javascript client side code is something … over my imagination.

%d bloggers like this: