Bruce Johnson

Google, Inc.

Technometria: Google Web Toolkit
59 minutes, 27.2mb, recorded 2007-10-17
Bruce Johnson

Recently, Google released from beta its Google Web Toolkit. Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don't speak browser quirks as a second language. Phil and Scott talk to Bruce Johnson, one if its co-creators.

GWT lets you avoid many of these headaches while offering your users the same dynamic, standards-compliant experience. You write your front end in the Java programming language, and the GWT compiler converts your Java classes to browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML. Bruce talks about how he got involved with the project. He states that while he has always been in development, he believes that the user interface is tremendously important.

Bruce also gives a number of examples of projects that took advantage of GWT. While the discussion is often technical in nature, Bruce is able to clearly define what GWT can do for developers.

Bruce Johnson is Tech Lead of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). He joined Google in 2005 as a founding member of Google's engineering office in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to Google, Bruce was Director of Engineering at AppForge, specializing in cross-platform mobile development tools.


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