GWT Community Updates

Posted by Sumit Chandel, Developer Programs Engineer - Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:00:00 AM

The GWT community is full of activity; so much so that it sometimes becomes difficult to keep track of! I thought it would be a good idea to try and gather some of this action in one place, so without further ado, here's what's going on in the GWT community!

Community announcements

Restlet 1.1.0 released: Using REST APIs with Servlets used to require wasted hours writing custom code. Fortunately, Restlet came along to take that pain away. Even more fortunately, Restlet integrates with GWT to make dealing with REST APIs a breeze. The team has recently announced their 1.1.0 release, might be worth a spin if you've exhausted yourself writing custom code and need some REST.

Hibernate4GWT (Gilead) 1.2 RC1: Hibernate is an extremely powerful ORM framework for the Java programming language. It has proven itself as an invaluable tool for those with tight data-to-domain mapping, and thanks to Hibernate4GWT, has become easily accessible to GWT application developers. Hibernate 1.2 RC1 (aka Gilead) is now available to download.

SmartGWT 1.0 released: SmartClient is a framework that allows you to not only utilize its widget library for your application UI, but also tie these widgets in with your server-side for data management. SmartGWT 1.0, combining both GWT and SmartClient, has been released thanks to the efforts of Sanjiv Jivan. Read more about it in Sanjiv's release announcement.

GWT Maven heaven: The gwt-maven project developed by Charlie Collins and fellow project members provides a way for developers using a Maven to easily integrate GWT into their build system. We also have Nicolas De loof who has been working on a GWT Maven plug-in in the Mojo project. We're happy to say that Charlie Collins and Nicolas De loof are now going to form GWT Maven heaven by integrating the functionality of both plugin together and hosting them on the Mojo project.

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