Should you use the Google Web Toolkit in your software projects? For many people, GWT provides a great development choice. It certainly gives you a lot of advantages. This open-source set of tools lets you create web-based apps using Java. Ayoka Systems uses the Google Web Toolkit when we develop certain software solutions. Using GWT tools helps us simplify many web app processes, both from our end and for our end users. So, will we use GWT in your custom software solutions? It depends, but here are some of the reasons why we might do just that.
Open Source Means Better Knowledge
Software engineering can’t exist in a vacuum. It always builds off of existing knowledge. When one engineer discovers an innovation, it won’t be long before a bunch of other engineers figure out how to make the most of it. How does that happen? It happens in a lot of different ways, but one of the most important ways is through open source code. With open source code, anybody can study and improve the code for other people to use and improve. The Google Web Toolkit became fully open source in July of 2013. Google itself provides upgrades as needed, so users can always work with the latest technology. The open source nature of the Google Web Toolkit means that you’re getting a collaborative approach with your software. Your apps benefit from the improvements of software engineers all over the world. By the way, “open source” also means “free” in this case, which means that you also get to cut some of your development costs.
They’ve Seen It All
The Google Web Toolkit provides a set of reusable tools for common software processes. Many people use GWT for the same types of applications, and the toolkit has been around since 2006. Score of people have used the toolkit to create projects before you got there. This means that if you hit a snag while working on a GWT project, somebody has more than likely experienced that snag before and found a way to fix it. In fact, you’ll likely avoid a lot of problems because developers who do encounter problems usually come up with a way to fix them within the toolkit. At the very least, if you run into trouble, somebody on a developing forum can help you fix the problem fairly quickly. This means that your overall experience becomes easier. You can save time and deploy your apps faster. If you’re working within a time limit, GWT’s smooth process will help you significantly.
Google Web Toolkit
So, who should use the Google Web Toolkit for their web app development? Essentially, anybody with a software project can benefit from its use, especially those who have already written in Java before. For those who have already used Java, there’s almost no learning curve for GWT. They figure it out fast and can get tangible results almost right away.
The fact that GWT lets developers write in Java is an advantage by itself. Java is easy to use and easy to learn. Once a developer learns Java, he or she will rarely have to relearn it. Furthermore, Java is easy to debug. Once again, if you run into snags, you can overcome them quickly and move on efficiently.
If you run your software across multiple platforms, the Google Web Toolkit is one of the best development resources that you can use. Since most platforms support Java, you won’t have to spend time searching for coding tools that you can use across all of your platforms.
The GWT is also perfect for those who want to create a user-friendly web app for clients and customers. As a company, Google has always had a user-friendly focus. It’s no surprise that their toolkit helps developers create user-friendly experiences.
The bottom line? Unless your web app plan absolutely requires a language other than Java, you can have a great experience working with the Google Web Toolkit.
Where We Come In
Now, what if you do need to use a language other than Java? For that matter, what if you just want a professional, innovative, and trustworthy service to develop your apps no matter what technology they use? That’s when you call Ayoka Solutions. At Ayoka, we learn all of the ins and outs of your software dilemmas and software goals. After that, we develop a game plan. Sometimes that plan involves GWT. Often, it involves a combination of technologies that we use to meet your unique needs. Whatever the technology, you get a seamless, elegant solution to your software problems. Ready for us to build your software solution? Then get in touch with us today. Let’s schedule your consultation so that we can build your best solution. We can’t wait to work with you.