New England Software Symposium
September 11 - 13, 2009 - Boston, MA
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GWT fu, Part 1
Learn to implement web applications with GWT.
Google Web Toolkit lets you create killer Java-based web applications using familiar Swing and AWT idioms. This session will introduce you to GWT and teach you the fundamentals of using this cutting-edge framework for creating rich user interfaces that run in a browser.
For most of this session, and the session that follows--GWT fu, Part 2--I will live code a desktop-like, ajax-based, web application that illustrates the awesome power of GWT. In this session, I will cover the following topics:
Widgets Remote procedure calls and database access Event handling Ajax testing
Prerequisite: Familiarity with a component-based framework, preferably a desktop application framework
About David Geary
David Geary is the president of Clarity Training, Inc. (corewebdevelopment.com), where he teaches developers to implement web applications using JavaServer Faces (JSF) and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
A prominent author, speaker, and consultant, David holds a unique qualification as a Java expert: He wrote the best-selling books on both Java component frameworks: Swing and JavaServer Faces. David's Graphic Java Swing was the best-selling Swing book, and is one of the best-selling Java books of all-time, and Core JSF, which David wrote with Cay Horstman, is the best-selling book on JavaServer Faces.
David was one of a handful of experts on the JSF 1.0 Expert Group (EG) that actively defined the standard Java-based web application framework, and David is currently on the JSF 2 Expert Group, helping to vastly improve JSF in version 2.
Besides serving on the JSF and JSTL Expert Groups, David has contributed to open-source projects and he has written questions for two of Sun's Certification Exams: Web Developer Certification and JavaServer Faces Certification. He invented the Struts Template library which was the precursor to Tiles, a popular framework for composing web pages from JSP fragments, was the 2nd Struts committer and contributed to the Apache Shale project.
David has spoken at more than 100 NFJS symposiums since 2003, and he also speaks at other conferences such as TheServerSide Java Symposium, JavaOne, JavaPolis, and JAOO. David has taught at Java University for the past three years, and is a three-time JavaOne rock star.More About David »