Google Web Toolkit 2.0 has finally been released! And it’s exciting. There are quite a few updates. Do have a look at http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/doc/latest/ReleaseNotes.html
Few things that I personally like:
- Development mode as opposed to hosted mode. So, now I can ask my colleague in Stanford to test application that I host here or vice-versa –we don’t need to exchange Eclipse environment. Selenium Remote Control (Selenium RC) integration just rocks!
- Speed Tracer is a great thing to have for Google Chrome. For starters, it’s like Firebug for Firefox.
- Code Splitting is finally here. It was always in my wish-list, coming a Dojo background 😉
UiBinder– using templates to create the interface. Although, the Dojo template engine is 100x better
- And finally… unit testing that I never made use of the way GWT originally provided has support for headless browser –
HtmlUnitis something indispensable for web application developers and testers.