Chapter 2. Building a GWT application: saying “Hello World!”


This chapter covers
  • Understanding GWT terminology
  • Using the Google Plugin for Eclipse
  • Running an application in development mode
  • Compiling an application for production
  • Exploring common debugging techniques


Following directly from chapter 1, we’ll now put the development tools and plug-ins you installed to use. In the next two chapters you’ll create and run the GWT application shown in the mock-up in figure 2.1.

Figure 2.1. A mock-up of the application you’ll build in chapters 2 and 3. In this chapter you create the base application using GWT tools, and in chapter 3 you extend it to implement this mock-up.

Figure 2.1 shows a fairly simple application with a logo, ...

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