Google Web Toolkit

A session at Wharton Web Conference 2011

  • Stephen Erdman
  • Ben Adams

Wednesday 13th July, 2011

1:30pm to 4:45pm (EST)

Have you ever heard of “Shaving the Yak?” When someone starts out to shave a hairy beast, they find that if they just deal with THIS clump, the rest will be easy. Then they find that THIS clump is made up of a few additional clumps, so THIS clump can be fixed but cutting THAT clump. But THAT clump has clumps. And so on.

When building web applications, we’re often stuck with having to Shave the Yak. We get hampered in doing WHAT we want to do, because we have all these details of implementing HOW we need to do it. What’s worse: none of these HOW details have anything to do with the WHAT. Issues around client browsers, implementing & reusing interface components, and form submission & validation are all things that should be just DONE. They are clumps.

In this session, we’ll be using Google Web Toolkit (and a few other free tools) to get past these clumps and build fully-featured Rich Internet Applications. You’ll walk out of this program with clear, immediate directions on how you can implement Google Web Toolkit to get past the stupid stuff and start working on something GOOD. Other presentations offer to make your life easier, like an infomercial, but we’re the real goods. We’ll actually walk you through building a dynamic web app with very little code.

This session is intended for designers who can read some code (like JavaScript) and understand what is going on, or for more advanced coders who are tired of yet again having to validate a form.

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Time 1:30pm4:45pm EST

Date Wed 13th July 2011

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