Who put Java in my Javascript!?!? A talk on the Google Web Toolkit


"Client side development is but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an Apache Server, full of sound and fury, written in Javascript."

Veteran meetup attendee Thad will be speaking about the Google Web Toolkit.   Not just the pretty idea of coding for the server and client in one language.  Thad has worked in GWT for the last 6 years and can share both triumphs and tears.


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  • Alex H.

    Interesting presentation of another way to approach web development. Thad was knowledgeable and engaging.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like Google and so I usually like their approach to solving web development problems. It's interesting how they decided to solve web app delivery using Java to generate HTML, CSS and JavaScript. etc...

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good presentation and a good looking product that you showed us at the end. Web development definitely has many facets to it. A have to agree that the client/server relationships are hard to manage, especially when a web browser plays a role (good or bad)!

    April 18, 2013

  • Thad H.

    Well, of course I like to talk. :)

    1 · April 18, 2013

    • Riley C.

      And you did well. I appreciate the breakdown of how GWT works and the explanation of the RPC for fetching data.

      April 18, 2013

  • Dan F.

    I enjoyed Thad's presentation on GWT. It is a complex product - that isn't easy to wrap your head around - even if you do web development for a living. Thad provided a concise overview, made it clear what drew him to the technology, effectively communicated the architecture in a way that Java and non-Java developers could easily understand, and fielded a ton of questions with honest, well considered answers. Thad's easy demeanor, good speaking voice, and general confidence in the domain made him an effective presenter. I'd be happy to host him again.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I'm bummed I'm going to miss this - I've heard of some pretty amazing things done with GWT and really want to learn how.

    April 14, 2013

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