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The following is a sample of presentations that have been given at various conferences in the past.


Fast, Easy, Beautiful: Pick Three - Building User Interfaces with GWT
May 2007, Google Developer Day 2007 (in Mountain View)
Bruce Johnson and Joel Webber
The GWT is an open source Java-centric framework for creating AJAX applications. GWT cross-compiles Java source into JavaScript, allowing Java developers to use their existing Java skills and tools to easily create AJAX applications with virtually no learning curve. After a short introduction to GWT, we will dive quickly into a few key topics including high-performance AJAX, remote procedure calls, and integration with existing web applications.
Slides (PDF)  -  Presentation (Video)

GWT Fireside Chat: Common Questions
May 2007, Google Developer Day 2007 (in Mountain View)
The GWT Team
At Google Developer Day 2007, the GWT team hosted an open Q&A; session. This presentation comprises some of the common questions we have heard regarding usage of GWT. We used these slides to kick-off the conversation."
Slides (PDF)
Writing Big Apps with GWT
March 2007, TheServerSide Java Symposium
Bruce Johnson
The session begins with a short introduction to GWT followed by a detailed explanation of GWT features and best practices for building large, multi-page AJAX applications.
Slides (PDF)
GWT: Quick relief of AJAX pain (tutorial)
March 2007, EclipseCon 2007
Kelly Norton and Miguel Mendez
AJAX applications are all the rage these days. And why not? They're simple to use, accessible from anywhere, free of sneaky installers and generally safer from the malware gremlins. But behind every good web app, there's a group of exhausted AJAX developers driven to the brink of madness with worry of browser quirks, memory leaks and load times. In this session, we'll build a small web app and demonstrate how the GWT relieves the nervous twitching troubling AJAX developers by allowing them to practice sound engineering using Java and Eclipse and still end up with fast, light-weight JavaScript applications.
Slides (PDF)  -  Source Code

A Business Case for Ajax with GWT
October 2006, JAOO 2006
Bruce Johnson
The tricky thing about Ajax is this: in small quantities, it seems great. Developers enjoy writing bits of client-side script, and users love the extra interactivity. Everything is rosy...until those individual small, elegant bits of JavaScript begin to accumulate and interact unpredictably, turning your formerly well-architected web application into an impenetrable mound of spaghetti script.

GWT stops spaghetti script before it starts by making it possible for developers to write and debug Ajax applications using the time-tested Java programming language and its rich ecosystem of tools. By building your Ajax application out of reusable Java classes, you help ensure that your Ajax investment leaves you with a code base you're glad to have.
Slides (PDF)
GWT: What, Why, and How
September 2006, JavaZone 2006
Bruce Johnson
The GWT is a Java-centric framework for creating AJAX applications. GWT cross-compiles Java source into JavaScript, allowing Java developers to use their existing Java skills and tools to easily create AJAX applications with virtually no learning curve. After a short introduction to GWT, we will dive quickly into a detailed explanation of GWT features and best practices for building large, multi-page AJAX applications.
Slides (PDF)  -  Presentation (Video)