Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Google API Libraries for Google Web Toolkit - Gadgets Update

This is a recap of the blog post that just went out on the GWT blog

Although its only been a few weeks since the previous release of the
open source gadgets library for Google Web Toolkit (GWT), a major
overhaul to the gwt-gadgets project has been under way and we are
excited to announce that these changes are ready to be released as

Gadgets allow a developer to create applications that can be embedded
in another website. Sites that support gadgets include iGoogle, My
Space, Orkut, Linked In or Google Wave. These sites all adhere to the
Open Social Foundation specifications for gadgets and the Open Social
API. This release incorporates the following features into the GWT

* Updates the API to make use of the gadgets.* JavaScript API
namespace. Previously only the legacy gadgets API was supported.
* Adds OS Lite API (1.0) core support.
* Updates the Gadget RPC sample and provided a utility class to
simplify use of GWT-RPC.
* Adds support for gadget Locale settings.
* HTML strict or quirks mode can be selected.
* Gadget manifest names can be generated with short or long format.
* Changes the Feature classes to interfaces to allow mocking for
unit testing.
* Adds a new sample application with demonstrates the use of Open
Social, OAuth, App Engine and the Maps API together in a gadget.

We would like to recognize Hilbrand Bouwkamp for helping update the
GWT-RPC support in the library. Hilbrand is the author of cobogwave
which adds Google Wave specific support for GWT based gadgets. Check
it out at

This new release is now available for download at Google Code

The Google API Library for GWT Team
Eric Z. Ayers
Google Web Toolkit, Atlanta, GA USA

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