GWT Community Updates

Posted by Sumit Chandel, Developer Programs Engineer - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 9:37:00 AM

A couple of months ago, we put the spotlight on the GWT community to highlight some of the great things that have been going on. Since then, there has been a lot of new activity to talk about, so we'd like to share these announcements with you below:

Community announcements

GWT Server Library (GWT-SL) 0.1.5b Released: The GWT-SL library provides developers with a way to easily use GWT with the Spring framework. In this latest release, the library provides support for integration with Gilead (formerly known as hibernate4gwt) and has been updated to work with GWT 1.5.3, and also includes many other new features and improvements.

Gilead 1.2.1 Released: Gilead lets you export persistent entites from the JVM to the outside world. For GWT, it means easy integration with Hibernate. This maintenance releases includes support for Maven support and comet4gwt among other new enhancements. If you use Hibernate, or any other of the new technologies Gilead now supports, check out the library on their project page.

Dependency Injection in GWT: You may already be familiar with GIN (GWT INjection), a dependency injection library that integrates GWT with the Guice framework. However, in case you wanted to try a new flavor of guice (pun intended), you may want to take a look at the recently introduced suco library, which offers its own guice-style dependency injection technique.

emite 0.4.6 Released: emite is an open-source library that implements an XMPP communication protocol and provides hooks for GWT integration. This means you can now make your GWT applications more chatty using this library. If you want to have your users chatting over and about your GWT application, this library might be worth checking out.

More fun stuff

Google I/O: Google's developer conference is coming back again this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. If you attended last year, you'll know that lots of great talks and impromptu chats with Google engineers await. Like last year, the conference will feature a handful of awesome GWT related talks, not to mention members of the GWT team onsite to answer all your questions. Check out the registration page if you'd like to meet some of us in person.

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