New England Software Symposium
September 14 - 16, 2007 - Boston, MA
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The Google Web Toolkit, Part One
In the early days of Java, application development with the AWT was relatively simple. You had to have a decent understanding of Java and AWT fundamentals, but once equipped with such knowledge, you could dive in and develop some impressive applications.
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 is the first session of a two-part presentation on the GWT, where I'll concentrate on GWT basics: implementing Ajax-enabled applications in Java, internationalization, testing, and remote procedure calls.
About David Geary
David Geary is the president of Clarity Training, Inc. (corewebdevelopment.com), where he teaches developers to implement web applications using JavaServer Faces (JSF) and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
A prominent author, speaker, and consultant, David holds a unique qualification as a Java expert: He wrote the best-selling books on both Java component frameworks: Swing and JavaServer Faces. David's Graphic Java Swing was the best-selling Swing book, and is one of the best-selling Java books of all-time, and Core JSF, which David wrote with Cay Horstman, is the best-selling book on JavaServer Faces.
David was one of a handful of experts on the JSF 1.0 Expert Group (EG) that actively defined the standard Java-based web application framework, and David is currently on the JSF 2 Expert Group, helping to vastly improve JSF in version 2.
Besides serving on the JSF and JSTL Expert Groups, David has contributed to open-source projects and he has written questions for two of Sun's Certification Exams: Web Developer Certification and JavaServer Faces Certification. He invented the Struts Template library which was the precursor to Tiles, a popular framework for composing web pages from JSP fragments, was the 2nd Struts committer and contributed to the Apache Shale project.
David has spoken at more than 100 NFJS symposiums since 2003, and he also speaks at other conferences such as TheServerSide Java Symposium, JavaOne, JavaPolis, and JAOO. David has taught at Java University for the past three years, and is a three-time JavaOne rock star.More About David »