"GWT Designer has experienced overwhelming acceptance as the ultimate tool to help build Ajax applications using Java," said Eric Clayberg, senior vice president of product development, Instantiations, Inc. "Building it on our WindowBuilder technology-base ensures that we can quickly innovate GWT Designer as Google's GWT evolves."
Introduced just three months ago, GWT Designer already has thousands of users from nearly 70 countries, many of whom are involved in Google's 6,500 member GWT online developer forum. One of the Eclipse Foundation's newest members, Google announced in December that it made all of GWT available as open source under the Apache 2.0 license. Developers on the Google GWT team have called GWT Designer "a very impressive visual GUI creator" and often show it alongside their own GWT kit as the standard for developing Ajax applications using GWT.
Built on WindowBuilder
"We've responded quickly to customer feedback on our first version of GWT Designer to make version 1.5 an even a better rich-application development tool," said Clayberg. "We've focused all the new features on improving code quality and increasing developer productivity even more by supporting visual inheritance, development under Linux and helping users create valid GWT Java code."
Linux Support — In addition to supporting Microsoft Windows development platforms, GWT Designer 1.5 has added support for Linux development platforms.
Supports Google's latest releases – Tracking with the GWT release candidates, this version also supports GWT releases 1.2 and 1.3.
Visual inheritance — Version 1.5 also supports visual inheritance making it easier to reuse code and visual designs, as well as extract super-classes for reuse. This feature improves code quality and speeds development through reuse of code elements.
Ensure valid GWT Java code — This version of the product also checks Java code for allowed GWT classes and methods since the GWT Java emulation library only supports a subset of the standard JDK class library. This feature performs an on-the-fly code audit that detects usage of disallowed Java classes and method — faults that would normally not appear until GWT compilation. By analyzing the Java code earlier in the development process, this feature speeds up its verification and removes the need for developers to fix problems detected by the GWT compiler later in the development process.
Price and Availability
GWT Designer 1.5 is available immediately through an annual subscription of $39 (USD) per seat. Two and three year subscriptions are also offered for $69 and $89 (USD). Current subscription holders of GWT Designer 1.0 can upgrade to the new versions at no cost as part of their annual license. A two-week trial copy is available at http://www.instantiations.com/gwtdesigner/.
Instantiations, Inc. provides leading-edge software products, services and technologies for Eclipse, Java and Smalltalk. The company offers high-value, high-ROI professional development environments that focus on improving software quality and developer productivity. Instantiations is a member of the Eclipse Foundation and offers a line of products for Eclipse, IBM Rational and WebSphere Studio, and MyEclipse. Based in Portland, Ore., Instantiations was founded in 1997 by a team of internationally recognized pioneers in component software technology. For more information, visit http://www.instantiations.com. Or call the company at (800) 808-3737.
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