Chapter 8. Using RequestFactory


This chapter covers
  • Creating RequestFactory-compatible domain objects
  • Generating, editing, and deleting domain objects
  • Handling errors using Java’s Bean Validation framework


GWT provides several ways for your data to communicate between the client and server. In chapter 7 we explored GWT-RPC, which as you saw is a great general-purpose tool that allows you to transport a Java object between client and server. In this chapter we move to a relative of GWT-RPC named RequestFactory. And this raises the question, how is RequestFactory different than GWT-RPC?

GWT-RPC was designed to be a generic service-based mechanism, whereas RequestFactory was designed to work specifically with data objects, which ...

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