“Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don’t speak browser quirks as a second language,” says the characteristically bright and breezy Google website devoted to its new beta toolkit.
The answer to this is, Google says, GWT:
“We expect to update the GWT class libraries and development tools based on this feedback, and once we’re confident that GWT developers are satisfied with the features and stability of the GWT tools, we’ll remove the beta label. In the meantime, you should expect the APIs to change in upcoming versions of the product.”
GWT is designed to run on systems that meet the following requirements:
- Java: Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.4.2+
- Operating system: Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Linux w/ GTK+ 2.2.1+
- Hardware: ~100MB of free disk space, 512MB RAM