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GWT Eclipse plugin guide


GWT Eclipse plugin guide

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 beauty of GWT lies in it’s compiler which translates the Java application code to browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML. This, in turn makes application development faster and easier for Java developers.

The Google Web toolkit contains the following two components:

    1. GWT SDK – Compiler, Java API Libraries and Dev server

The GWT SDK contains the Java API libraries, compiler, and development server. It lets you write client-side applications in Java and deploy them as JavaScript.

    1. 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).