Google Web Toolkit reaches version 2.2 - what's new and is it enough to keep us interested?
To keep up and to improve the development environment Google has just released GWT 2.2 and a Google Plugin for Eclipse. The plug-in integrates with GWT Designer which allows the user interface to be constructed by drag-and-dropping components onto a form's surface. The version embedded into Eclipse isn't as full function as the standalone version but it is supposed to be easier to use and can be configured to suit the majority of users. You can still obtain and use the full standalone version if you need it.
The GWT SDK now supports HTML5 features such as Canvas and Audio/Video tags. Google warns that this is still experimental and there could well be changes in the near future - but isn't this true of all HTML5 support.
There are also some improvements on the way that the CellTable widget works and Java 1.5 support has been deprecated.