GWT 2.8 Released!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:04:00 PM

We are happy to announce the general availability of GWT 2.8 Final. GWT 2.8 has truly been a community supported release, with across the board contributions in all aspects. A big thanks to everyone who pitched in and and made GWT 2.8 happen.

GWT 2.8 has been a long time coming, and is one of the biggest GWT releases by far, with a host of new features that better prepares GWT Applications to work in a multi-platform world.

The release notes provide a comprehensive summary, but in short, the salient features of GWT 2.8 are:

Smooth interoperation with JavaScript: JsInterop 1.0 provides much improved interoperability with JavaScript.

Java8 support: GWT applications can fully utilize Java8 features, including lambda expressions, defender methods and new APIs.

Pre-enabled for new versions of Guava: GWT libraries are fully tested for compatibility with the latest version of Guava that uses Java8.

CSS3 support with GSS: With new GSS Resource, GWT applications can harness the full power of CSS3.

Many many bug fixes and performance enhancements: A lot of work went into GWT 2.8, ensuring its both stable and better performing that previous GWT versions. Users should see across the board improvements in Application stability, build times and performance.

You can download this release from here.  
- GWT Team

GWT 2014 Survey

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Monday, December 01, 2014 at 4:26:00 PM

The GWT development community has been using GWT survey results for the past two years as valuable input into planning for future GWT releases. Please help us continue this for next year, by filling in this year's GWT survey, conducted by Vaadin Ltd. This survey is similar to the GWT 2013 survey, whose results can now be downloaded directly from

Vaadin plans to make the results of the survey freely available in February 2015 at GWT.create and for free online at the same time.

GWT 2.7 Finalized!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:55:00 PM

Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped test GWT 2.7 RC1. We are happy to announce that GWT 2.7 is now final. 

See release notes for a summary of changes. 

You can download this release from here. We also have a new GPE that includes Super Dev Mode support, get it from here.

- GWT and GPE Teams

GWT.create 2015 is around the corner...

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:12:00 PM

The 2015 GWT.create conference is happening on January 22-23 in Mountain View, California and on January 27-28 in Munich, Germany.

Many Googlers will be attending this year at the Mountain View venue, including the GWT team and people from teams using GWT within Google.

This year’s sessions will include coverage of new functionality in upcoming versions of GWT, including Java 8 support and better interoperability with Javascript and Web Components. We will also talk about how Inbox by Gmail was built, using GWT and j2objc together to run the same code on the web and mobile devices.

We hope to see you there!

You can register at:

GWT 2.7 RC1 is here!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 10:15:00 AM

Today we are excited to announce GWT 2.7 Release Candidate 1.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

This release has the much anticipated support for incremental compilation in Super Dev Mode, dramatically reducing interactive build times.

GWT 2.7 also has a host of new features, performance improvements and bug fixes.  For a summary of changes since GWT 2.6.1, read the release notes.

You can download this release from here.

For this release, we also have updated the GPE to include support for Super Dev Mode, get it from here.

- GWT & GPE Team

GWT.create 2015 Conference

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 3:10:00 PM

Vaadin is hosting the second GWT.create conference, with repeat events in Mountain View and Munich. This is going to be another exciting event, connecting GWT developers worldwide.

The following is a guest blog post from Fredrik Rönnlund of Vaadin Ltd.

GWT.create Conference, January 22-23. 27-28, 2015

The largest dedicated GWT conference is back in January.

Last year over 650 people joined the GWT.create conference and this time we're redoing the conference as an even larger conference.

We're happy to announce speakers from Google's GWT team, the original creators of GWT Bruce Johnson and Joel Webber from FullStory and steering committee members from Red Hat, Sencha, ArcBees, JetBrains, Bizo, Vaadin and many many more.

Come and hear about GWT3, Web Components, Polymer and Paper, Super Dev Mode, Functional UIs and remote controlled drones. This is your chance to collaborate with the core GWT teams, pitch your ideas and grab a beer in good company around emerging trends.

Early bird 20% discounted pricing available until September 30th at

See you in Mountain View, CA or Munich, Germany in January.

GWT 2.6.1 is here!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:35:00 AM

Today we are excited to announce the GWT 2.6.1 release.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, especially our non-Google open source contributors.

For a quick run-down of changes since GWT 2.6.0, read the release notes.

The release is available for download here or on maven central.

If you find any issues with this release, please file a bug in our issue tracker.

- GWT Team