Monday, June 3, 2019

Re: GWT - Still Active ?

Well, let's name few problems here:

1) Source maps: I don't know why, but Chrome can't find them. I've tried everything (I swear, I followed step by step every tutorial in earth - it just wont work. It may be because our folder structure that is bit more complex than those simple examples).
2) So, I'll forget and leave Java sources, and try to debug Javascript code. I've configured GWT compiler to produce "pretty", "non-obfuscated code". The generated javascript files are so big that chrome can't open it in developer mode. I just open an "empty" window. Nothing else.

Just to let you know, I'm using NetBeans - but this has nothing to do with the IDE I use - I'm just talking about debug javascript code.

I do consider myself a experienced engineer, having worked with several languages and systems - but I can't manage to get superdevmode working at all. May be just my system is currently too large.



Em domingo, 2 de junho de 2019 15:01:04 UTC-3, Andrew Buck escreveu:
Debugging of both the server and client code works great. I'm not sure why it doesn't work for you. Client side debugging is done in the browser console using source maps that are automatically generated by the GWT compiler.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 3:22:09 PM UTC-7, Edson Richter wrote:
This is my opinion (from a person with more than 30 years of experience in software enginnering), and I respect every other persons opinion - I'll just not put my eggs on this basket for another 8 years "just to see if it will get better".
Last year I had big issue with dates, because GWT has outdated DST tables (backend had correct dates, front end show everything one hour earlier!!!). This is just one little big problem for enterprise apps. I've asked support for this issue here, without any result (if someone had pointed me how to fix, I'll contribute code back to the project!). Finally, I had to write my own DST table and use "creativity" to overcome this "bug".
Not having support is also a big issue.
Not being able to debug the code anymore is another one.
More and more, GWT will get those "pieces" failing... and finally, it won't be usable anymore.



Em sexta-feira, 31 de maio de 2019 11:41:27 UTC-3, Jamal Romero escreveu:
Out of curiosity, what would prevent someone still build projects based on current GWT 2.8.2 and keep using all the goodies? I think as of 2.8.2 it is future proof especially with a shift to jsinteop included in current release version? People even with current version took their own path and modernized part of GWT like the excellent gwt material & domino ui kit.

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