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5.0 out of 5 stars nice item
I bought this book as used, but it was totally new, never opened.
as a GWT developer with 7 years experience a found only 30 pages of useful information for me.
A big joke, that this site ToCollege dot net which this book was building from bottom and describing - does not exist any more :)
I would recommend this book to young GWT developers, not advanced.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It is now way out of date
This is now way out of date - GWT has moved on.

Even allowing for that I used this as a way to understand the basics and did not get on well. The sample code is hard to navigate. Instead of several examples with increasing complexity, it is in one big mass. The walkthrough jumps around all over the place. It has the feel of someone making it up as they go...
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice item, 4 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Pro Web 2.0 Application Development with GWT (Paperback)
I bought this book as used, but it was totally new, never opened.
as a GWT developer with 7 years experience a found only 30 pages of useful information for me.
A big joke, that this site ToCollege dot net which this book was building from bottom and describing - does not exist any more :)
I would recommend this book to young GWT developers, not advanced.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It is now way out of date, 26 Nov 2011
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This review is from: Pro Web 2.0 Application Development with GWT (Paperback)
This is now way out of date - GWT has moved on.

Even allowing for that I used this as a way to understand the basics and did not get on well. The sample code is hard to navigate. Instead of several examples with increasing complexity, it is in one big mass. The walkthrough jumps around all over the place. It has the feel of someone making it up as they go along.

It also avoids mentioning JEE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I learned more from this book than the other five GWT books I bought combined, 3 Aug 2010
This review is from: Pro Web 2.0 Application Development with GWT (Paperback)
If you are developing a non-trivial site using GWT do not miss this book.

This book does not spend its time discussing things you will figure out just by playing with GWT. There's no long discussion of the button widget. It discusses, via an extended example, how to integrate GWT into a real web site and make it work seamlessly with other technologies. The example in the book combines GWT with Spring, Freemarker, Hibernate and Spring Security but the ideas would translate to others as well.

Here's a few things you will learn that are not at all obvious:

How to use GWT to create a grab-bag of widgets you can use from a templating solution like Freemarker or Velocity. You even get a Freemarker template to do so which you can use in your own code. This alone is well worth the price of the book. It allows you to have one GWT app which can be used on two different pages of your site. In the book he uses it for a forum on one page and a configurable user status page someplace else. This avoid having the user download duplicate code multiple times. And as a byproduct you get the full source code for the forum :)

How to make your ajax site indexable by search engines.

How to integrate GWT into a robust security system and to secure the callbacks from the client.

And many more...

The author developed a full app using GWT and this shines through in the book. For example, most GWT books will explain how to program drag and drop, which is great. But in this book he simply points you to a best in breed drag and drop library and explains how to integrate it into the site. Both approaches are useful. But the approach taken in this book is not to be missed - you learn a lot about the problems that arise as you integrate the various technologies.
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