Welcome State of the Community State of GWT GWT 3.0 and Beyond
State of the Community • 700+ attending GWT.create • 3x increase in external contributions (patches) • Thousands of Googlers using it • ~100k users of SDK
Looking for Sexy? Cool New Products using GWT
Google Shopping Express
New Google Sheets
Google Sheets • First in a new generation of hybrid apps • Shares logic between Server, Android, Web, and iOS via Java code. • Cross compiled with GWT and j2objc • Web UI marries Closure Compiler JS and shared Java via GWT code. • Android and iOS UIs marry Java and Obj-C UI with shared Java.
Google Sheets • Much faster than predecessor • Larger Sheets • Local client formula evaluation • Offline • Faster, smoother, scrolling • Supported on all 3 platforms at once.
State of GWT • GWT 2.6 • Java 7 • Reduced Code Size • Better CodeSplitter • Ambitious plan for upcoming improvements
What’s Happened Since 2006 • JS a lot faster • Browsers much more capable • Less incompatibility between latest versions