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Google Web Toolkit Solutions: More Cool Useful Stuff by Rob Gordon, David Geary

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Solution 2. JavaScript Integration

GWT exists so that you can easily implement rich-client applications that run in a browser with minimal knowledge of JavaScript. In fact, GWT is so effective in that regard that you can create Ajax-enabled applications without writing one line of JavaScript code, or for that matter, even knowing what Ajax stands for.

That said, however, a whole world of JavaScript goodness exists outside GWT. Ever since Jesse James Garrett[1] first coined the term Ajax, folks have been plugging away to create a universe of cool JavaScript stuff that you may very well pine for. The big guns, such as Prototype, Script.aculo.us, Rico, and Dojo, are all JavaScript frameworks that offer amenities such as special effects, Ajaxian ...

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