Back in October of this year we released GWT 2.1, with a framework and set of tools that made it easy to build business web apps. Since then we've had some great feedback from the GWT community, and today we're happy to announce that we've incorporated that feedback into our latest release, GWT 2.1.1. The specifics of this release are detailed below, but if you're interested in getting started you can do so here.
For Eclipse users, simply click on the “Google updates available” icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen, or select the “Help->Check for Updates” menu item.
- Google Plugin for Eclipse: http://code.google.com/eclipse/docs/download.html
- GWT Designer: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/tools/download-gwtdesigner.html
The main release updates for each product include:
GWT’s RequestFactory component, introduced in GWT 2.1, received a lot of attention, both from the GWT team at Google and from the GWT open source community at large. Based on this feedback, we’ve added the following:
- A service layer, which includes support for non-static service objects
- Value object support
- Multiple methods calls on a single request
- Improved UiBinder error reporting within SpringSource Tool Suite (STS)
- Optimized the IDE experience by removing unused Java builders and leveraging the AspectJ fixes in the latest STS release
- Updated Speed Tracer to perform a full J2EE publish before launching
- Added support for: CellList, CellTable, CellTree, CellBrowser & SimplePager
- Improved support for GWT UiBinder, including the following annotations:
- WebKit rendering for 32-bit Windows (used to use IE)
If you have questions or want to provide some feedback, we’d love to hear it, and the best place to do so is in the Google Web Toolkit Group.