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January 2, 2007
You can also use typical Java project tools such as JUnit and Ant when creating GWT applications. The GWT is a free download, and you can freely distribute the client- and server-side code you create with the framework. This shortcut explains how to get started with the GWT, and then demonstrates how to create a simple Ajax application.
Beyond the technical jargon, Ajax represents an architecture for the software that is designed to be used with any web browser, but that includes an interface with the responsive feel of a desktop application. This means that, for example, a grid component such as a spreadsheet that appears in the web page responds instantly to the user's manipulation ...