Sunday, October 18, 2020

Re: Why Don’t You Use Java for Programming the Client-Side Web Apps on Web Browser?

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 1:56 AM <> wrote:
Thanks Craig for the info...

I'm not familiar with React (only Hello World 😉)

Can you integrate React with these GWT React frameworks? So write your components in Java and integrate them back into React JavaScript?

It may be possible in react4j to publish a java component as a react component but not without significant overhead/boilerplate. It is also possible to consume a js react component from within react4j with a little overhead and we built some of our early apps like this. However, react4j's sweet spot is when the majority of the application is written in java.

With gwt-react it is much easier to both consume js components and publish java components ... except for the normal constraints of publishing java to js. My guess is that the sweet spot for gwt-react is for applications that combine js components into a java app but I have never used it in anger.


Peter Donald

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