How-to Getting-Started with GWT on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS Linux Easy Guide

July 2nd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Ubuntu Linux GWT Quick-Start Guide




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with Google Web Toolkit Development on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS Linux i386/amd64 Desktop.

To dispose of the Recommended Java Environment on Ubuntu follow Guide on Installing Oracle Java JDK on Ubuntu.

At the core of GWT is a Java-to-JavaScript compiler that produces code capable of running on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, and Opera.

The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) slashes through the issues that surround multibrowser Ajax development.

It moves the development lifecycle into the type-safe language of Java while retaining the capability to access JavaScript and third-party libraries.

The GWT provides a set of tools for communication that allow you to access server-side services written in any language,

This make it possible to integrate with frameworks such as Java-Server Faces (JSF), Spring, Struts, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs).

GWT provides a rich set of tools for developing Rich Internet Applications and solving the problem of moving the desktop application into the browser, including a rich set of widgets and many other tools.

GWT also provides support for the JUnit testing framework and a special hosted-mode browser that lets you develop and debug in Java without ever needing to deploy your code to a server.

Getting-Started with GWT on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Getting-Started with GWT on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Standalone GWT SDK and Tools:

    Get Latest GWT .zip
  3. Double-Click on GWT Zip and Extract into /tmp/:

    Getting-Started with GWT on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    unzip -d /tmp/ gwt*.zip
  4. Setting Up GWT:

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/gwt*"
    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/gwt* /opt/gwt"
  5. Add GWT Tools to User Path:

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gwt

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

  6. Testing GWT Standalone Installation:

    webAppCreator
  7. How-to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK on Ubuntu:

    Install Oracle JDK for Ubuntu
  8. Quick-Start with GWT Web Apps Development:

    GWT Web App Hello World

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