Solution 8. Flex Tables

The application that many regard as the impetus for the personal computer revolution—VisiCalc[1] (which stands for Visible Calculator)—was a simple table that performed basic arithmetic calculations.

Much has changed in the software industry since VisiCalc was introduced in 1979, but tables, in various forms, are still an essential component of many applications, both desktop and web applications.

In this solution, we explore GWT’s flex table widget, which, as its name implies, is a flexible table that you can dynamically manipulate at runtime. For example, you can add rows, columns, or cells to a table; you can edit a table’s cells; and you can add cells that span more than one row or column. We see how to do all those ...

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