In the early days of Java, application development with the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) was relatively simple. You needed a decent understanding of Java and AWT fundamentals, but once equipped with such knowledge you could dive in and develop some impressive applications in a short amount of time. Ten years later, we have, in so many respects, gone significantly backwards. We’ve shoehorned technologies such as HTML into shoes for which they were never intended, and for our efforts, we have a mismatch of disparate technologies that one needs to knit together for a truly interactive Web application.
This session teaches you:
* The basics of Google Web Toolkit;
* How to implement Ajax-enabled applications in Java;
* Hooking into the browser history mechanism;
* Remote procedure calls.