Tuesday, August 15, 2006

GWT Beta Version 1.1

Well, Google Web Toolkit beta version 1.1 has been released. On July 21st they said that the next release will have:
  • Localization Easily localize strings and formatted messages
  • XML classes An XML library based on the W3C DOM
  • JSON classes JSON is moving into gwt-user.jar, and it's much faster than the sample in 1.0.21
  • FileUpload widget The much-requested file upload widget
  • FormPanel widget Easily submit traditional HTML forms from GWT apps
  • RPC optimizations Speed improvements and a more compact wire format
  • JUnit enhancements Unit tests are much, much faster than in 1.0.21, and you can now test asynchronous things like RPCs and timers
Also, annouced that Maven is used for the building process. More features in current release:
  • Automatic resource injection Modules can contain references to external JavaScript and CSS files, causing them to be automatically loaded when the module itself is loaded.
  • gwt-servlet.jar Deploy this jar to add RPC to your servlet-based webapps without having to manually crack open gwt-user.jar to remove the servlet API classes.
  • Javadoc-style API documentation By popular demand :-)
  • An automatic mechanism to stop the browser from caching the .nocache.html file for your module.
I'm still waiting for a large scale app, built with GWT.

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