In this guide, we will look at installing and using the GWT eclipse plugin required while developing a GWT application.
Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications easy. With GWT, complex browser-based applications can be developed and optimized in the Java language using the Java development tools of one’s choice.
The Google Web toolkit contains the following two components:
- GWT SDK – Compiler, Java API Libraries and Dev server
- Plugin for Eclipse
The Plugin for Eclipse provides IDE support for GWT and App Engine web projects.
Note:This article is prepared using JDK 1.7 and Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler).