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RE: Working in assembler
by ashcrow on Fri 12th Sep 2008 03:35 UTC in reply to "Working in assembler"
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Ug. While I myself am not a web designer, designers I work with swear at GWT almost daily. As a web developer and release engineer I swear at it as well.

Also note it binds you to Java ;-).

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RE[2]: Working in assembler
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 12th Sep 2008 08:17 in reply to "RE: Working in assembler"
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2007-07-13

Ug. While I myself am not a web designer, designers I work with swear at GWT almost daily. As a web developer and release engineer I swear at it as well.

Also note it binds you to Java ;-).


Cool, thanks for sharing your experience. I suppose it depend on how comfortable you are with Java, as opposed to Javascript. It makes sense that your web designers struggle with GWT, since they're designers rather than developers. So fair enough that GWT might not make sense for your shop ;-)

True it binds you to Java on the server side. Given Java runs on a larger number of platforms than most of its competitors (eg. anywhere gcc/gcj is), is Open Source, has several alternative implementations and several large vendors behind it (Sun, IBM, Apple, GNU), runs very fast these days, integrates with other technologies on the back-end (JNI, network, etc), and has a huge ecosystem of tools etc then it makes better sense than Javascript for a few development shops (like mine).

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