In this course, learn how to build high-performance, browser-based apps using GWT. Kyle Gower-Winter introduces you to GWT, explaining the benefits of using this toolkit to build dynamic web pages. To help you practice what you learn, he shows how to build a simple foreign exchange rate application. Plus, Kyle covers managing AJAX events on the client, handling UI action events, debugging code, and more.
- Creating and running a GWT application
- Working with GWT widgets and UiBinder
- Manage AJAX events on the client
- Using a GWT RequestBuilder object
- Debugging in the browser
- Setting breakpoints and inspecting variables
- Running locally in production mode
Skill Level Intermediate
I teach programming and technology strategy courses at the university level, and in general, I love all things tech. In this course, I will introduce you to GWT and cover topics like creating your first GWT application, experimenting with UI elements, handling UI action events, and making AJAX calls. We will build a simple foreign exchange rate application using JSONP, and discuss the same origin policy, as well as how to work with JSON.
And before we end, we'll discuss how to debug our application in the browser using source maps. We will not be doing any server site development in this course, but we'll concentrate our work primarily in the client package and running our final product 100% in the browser. Before we dive into the code, let's take a quick minute and review what you should know to be successful in this course.