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Google Web Toolkit is open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

The GWT team broke the news today: GWT 1.3 Release Candidate is 100% Open Source. This is a great news: the most common complaint I’ve heard about it was that the compiler was closed source. This is not the case anymore.

I started playing with it last month when they released a Mac version, to create a Google Checkout Button generator, and loved it. It is a simple HTML page with javascript, no server side, and all the logic is written in java. It feels like using Swing. I created an open source project for various Google Checkout HTML API related utilities I work on. You can check the code for the button generator at CheckoutButtonGenerator.java to get an idea of how easy it is to program using GWT.
Congratulations to the GWT team for open sourcing it.

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