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The GWT Toolkit: Build Powerful JavaScript Front Ends Using Java

By Alberto Mancini
The GWT Web Toolkit, formerly known as Google Web Toolkit, is a set of development tools for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications using the Java programming language. What makes GWT not "yet another Java tool to write web apps," is the fact that the heart of the toolkit is a compiler that converts Java into JavaScript, enabling developers to write front-end web applications while leveraging all of Java's strengths.
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Alberto Mancini

How GWT Unlocks Augmented Reality in Your Browser

By Alberto Mancini
In our previous post on the GWT Web Toolkit, we discussed the strengths and characteristics of GWT to mix Java and JavaScript libraries seamlessly in the browser. In today's post, we would like to go a little deeper and see the GWT Toolkit in action. We'll demonstrate how we can take advantage of GWT to build a peculiar application: an augmented reality web application that runs in real time, fully in JavaScript, in the browser. We'll focus on how GWT gives us the ability to interact easily with many JavaScript APIs, such as WebRTC and WebGL, and allows us to harness a large Java library, NyARToolkit, never intended to be used in the browser.
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