GWTP 1.1 is here !

I hope you’re having a good time at GWT.create !

We’re closing our round of annoucements with the release of a new version of our flagship product : GWTP.

In this release, we mostly focused on the dispatch projects. The REST Dispatch has had its serialization dependency updated to a library compatible with Jackson 2 annotations.

Also, all dispatch projects were cleaned up. As a side effect, the RPC dispatch artifacts were renamed and most of the code was moved to new packages. Whilst the old code is still there, it has been deprecated. We will write a migration guide to help you update your application so you don’t face major issues when we remove that code in the next major release.

What’s next for GWTP? For sure, one of our top priorities is to support the new GWT 2.6 .

We have big plans for that product, but your feedback and ideas are always welcome. We want to make that product fit your needs.

Thanks a lot to all the contributors in this release, but a special thanks to branflake2267, Chris-V, christiangoudreau, jDramaix, meriouma, nmorel, spg and StetsenkoEM

The team at ArcBees would like to wish you and your family happy holidays. Take some time to relax and be with your family.

We’ll be back in 2014 and ready to tackle big new projects !

Here are the details of this release :

Glass fix for IE

Add extension points to the REST dispatch code

Removed the compile warnings about JAX-RS annotations

Deprecated the old RPC dispatch code

Extracted common code between RPC and REST Dispatch projects

Added some javadoc to the REST dispatch project

Replaced the REST serialization library from piriti to gwt-jackson

Added the new dispatch dependencies to gwtp-all

Dispatch Projects Update (summary of the changes introduced in the dispatch projects)


An IntelliJ plugin for GWTP

The day that you finally waited for is upon us ! Fans of GWTP and IntelliJ, a new plugin is here !

You will be able to combine the power of our favorite editor, IntelliJ, with the power of our favorite web framework, GWTP. That’s almost a super-power !

You want to know how it works? Our bee Brandon Donnelson has made videos to show you how.

Here’s how to install the plugin and create a GWTP project :

And here’s how to create a presenter :

You can download it here !

And we know a few of you coders are interested in how it’s done. You can see the code (and even contribute !) on Github.

If you have some time during your holiday vacations, try it and give us feedback on your ideas to improve it !

GAE-Studio newsletter #4

Good morning GWT and GWTP fans !

In celebration of the GWT.create Conference, we’re launching three new releases in the next few days. If you’re attending one of those two conferences, Christian Goudreau and Julien Dramaix (two of our Bees) are looking forward to see you in person !

Today, we’re launching a new version of GAE-Studio, our kickass Google App Engine tool. Monday an IntelliJ plugin for GWTP is rolling out for all you IDEA fans out there, and next Tuesday, “tah-dahhh!!!” …a new version of GWTP will be released.

But today, we’ll dig into the newest features in GAE-Studio 0.6 – which we have just released along with a new wave of invitations so more people can join the party in progress!

First of all, let’s extend a warm welcome to our new UX designer, Manon Gruaz.


She did an amazing job redesigning our login page and she’s just started a complete redesign of the GAE-Studio GUI (visualizer and profiler). She’s going to make our tools look awesome through her own individual style of magic.

Under the hood, we have integrated our new licensing system with GAE-Studio. This was announced earlier. For the moment, we only have one beta key, which is 0aa490b7dacaf078d8f3111f1dec7253. You can use that for as long as you continue to beta test the software.

Moreover, we’re now using the Channel API (websocket) for the profiler. It will be more efficient in terms of resources. As usual, we fixed a few bugs as well in this release, and solidified our tests. In case you were wondering, you can now use String Ids without any problem.

We have also fleshed out and improved the design of JSON entity editing. You can now use any Objectify type in your Google App Engine application.

That’s it for this GAE-Studio release. Tune in to our blog monday for the official annoucement of the IntelliJ IDEA plugin !