10 Jul 2013 6:48 AM #161
Obviously you never used GWT to a productive level bro. Swing like syntax is an option in GWT. Not the only one. Ypu can only blame yourself if you end up writing tons of code for the UI in GWT. Like I asked before ever heard of UI Binder ? And what s better in your opinion ? The JSON like syntax of Ext JS ?
Google ist'nt building anything with GWT ?
1)Google AdWords.(http://google.com/adwords) Probably the most important application at Google is
written with GWT
2) Google AdSence(http://google.com/adsense)
2) Google Wallet(http://wallet.google.com)
3) Google Flights(http://flights.google.com)
4) Google Groups(http://groups.google.com)
5) Hotel Finder( http://www.google.com/hotelfinder)
6) Google Blogger(http://www.blogger.com/)
7) Google Product Search(http://www.google.com/prdhp?hl=en&tab=mf)
Maybe Google should use GWT for all their products to prouv GWT is not dead ?
And making GWT a community driven project is the best thing that could happen to GWT.
Again learn your facts before talking
10 Jul 2013 6:49 AM #162
I know people who still use GWT and they just refuse to see the writing on the wall. They think everything is peachy. It isn't. I also did a lot of Flex work, and Flex / AS3 developers far outnumber(ed) GWT developers. Then Adobe did to Flex exactly the same thing Google did with GWT. Result: both communities are drying up rapidly. When the company that created something basically says "you guys keep having fun with this and we'll toss a few resources at it for a little while, but just FYI, we're done with this because there's better stuff out there now", that's a bad sign.
10 Jul 2013 6:51 AM #163
No offense. I don't use GWT anymore. I moved on to Dart
10 Jul 2013 6:56 AM #164
10 Jul 2013 7:09 AM #165
The best thing that Google could do with GWT is make it more community driven.
I m registered to the GWT contributors group and looking at the commits that go in every day I cant be more happy. With only Google calling the shots this would have been dead end.
If you see it as Google ditching GWT then it s your opinion.
I know for sure that atleast 50% of fortune 100 companies use GWT.
Those are legacy systems ? FYI google just released a new version of groups a couple of days ago. Same as Adwords and Adsence and Wallet. The only public "new development" at google is Google+. And for obvious reasons GWT was not an option.
Then again if you feel confortable with JS or TypeScript go ahead.
At the end of the day they are all tools.
Use the one that makes you more productive.
For the type of things we are trying to solve at my company and for our customers nothing beats GWT.