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Building RIAs Using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

VeriSign's Karthik Shyamsunder to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, Oct. 20-22, in San Jose, CA

Rich Internet Applications using AJAX technology has truly improved the end user experience. But, as a developer if you are new to it, be warned: AJAX projects can quickly degenerate into a nightmare of spaghetti script. Large JavaScript technology code bases are often hard to write, read, test, and debug--not to mention the complexity of efficiently supporting multiple browsers.

If you are a Java developer, you have another choice - the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). GWT is a lightweight, reusable Java technology framework has taken a unique approach to developing rich internet applications to wrangle AJAX coding issues. The Google Web Toolkit addresses code reuse, performance, multibrowser support, debugging, and testing AJAX applications.

This session introduces the GWT framework that might provide some food for thought for Java technology practitioners who want to build rich internet applications but do not want to face the uphill battle of becoming JavaScript language experts too.

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Speaker Bio: With 15 years of wide spectrum of experience in the software industry, strengths include Architecture, Analysis, Design and Development of both web based (portals) and non web based applications using Distributed and Object Oriented technologies. Also have experience in GUI development, Network programming, Performance Analysis/Tuning, Project leadership, Software Support and Technical documentation.

Shyamsunder is currently employed at VeriSign Inc as a Principal Engineer. Also teach graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering on Enterprise Computing and Distributed Computing.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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