Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Re: GwtMaterialDesign vs gwt-polymer-elements

I just don't get this trend with "burying" widgets and UiBinder. Even with Errai I don't see any meaningful replacement for composite UI, i.e. design simple blocks as <FlowPanel>...</FlowPanel> and then reuse them with <MyBlock1>...</MyBlock1>.
Though with Polymer it looks like it's possible by defining web component for each logical block.

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2:40:45 PM UTC-8, Amit Munwes wrote:
I decided to go with Polymer:
1. Very active framework and not specific to GWT developers - so you can find answers/examples etc. easily as well as a growing set of web components that can be used within your app
2. High-end material design components, in browsers as well as mobile devices
3. Great documentation
4. Future-proofing regarding GWT 3.0, using only JS-Interop with no widgets
5. I use Vaadin's generator directly (not the packaged JAR) so we can upgrade Polymer version any time a new version is available

On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:45:26 AM UTC+2, tbb wrote:
Hi all,

I've got a 3 year old enterprise GWT app which also has a mobile app based on GWT. Our current design style is based on Bootstrap. As things change, I'd like to freshen the UX by using Material Design. I've seen 2 libraries: GwtMaterialDesign and gwt-polymer-elements. 

From what I can see:
- Both showcases look great, esp both seem to have an "enterprise" class table/grid control.
- GwtMaterialDesign: Read quite positive things in terms of community.
- gwt-polymer-elements: By Vaadin which are quite active in the GWT world now, based on "real" Polymer elements and the new GWT 2.8 elemental (?)

Would be great if anyone could comment on using either of them as I think once we've decided for one of the libraries, it will be hard to switch.

Any feedback would be great!


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