Sunday, October 15, 2006

Java Posse: GWT Round Table Discussion

The Java Posse just released a round table discussion about GWT, which I was able to take part in. The other participants were Bruce Johnson of Google, and Ryan Dewsbury of I have been following the Java Posse coverage of GWT since the announcement of GWT at Java One, so it was nice to be able to add my own thoughts to the discussion.

In my opinion there are two important points that came out of the discussion:

1. JavaScript isn't a bad language, it's just that it doesn't scale well. GWT hopes to solve some of those problems.

2. GWT is only five months old. It has a few 3rd party libraries available, like the GWT Widget Library, several frameworks, numerous GWT specific editor plug-ins, a PDF book, and a couple paper books in the works. With this amount of support behind GWT it should have a pretty good future ahead of it.

So, if you are still deciding if you should invest the time into GWT, check out the podcast. Maybe it will provide some answers that you have been looking for.

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