Presentation: J2CL: The Future of GWT



8:20pm - 9:55pm

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GWT (formerly Google Web Toolkit) is the open source compiler used by thousands of enterprises to build rich Web UIs in Java that run in a standard browser with no plugins. GWT practitioners worldwide are watching with interest the new J2CL (Java to Closure) compiler announced by Google last year.

Let's get together to discuss current GWT best practices, benefits and limitations of the forthcoming J2CL, and migration strategies. The session will be led by David Chandler, formerly the GWT Developer Advocate for Google and currently Developer Advocate for Sencha GXT.

Speaker: David Chandler

Developer Advocate for GXT @Sencha

David Chandler is the Developer Advocate for GXT with Sencha, Inc. David fell in love with programming at age 14 on his TI-99/4A, studied electrical engineering at the University of Kansas, and soon after wrote the first published book on Web servers (Running a Perfect Web Site, 1995). As a Developer Advocate with Google for 3.5 years, Chandler supported the worldwide GWT and Android communities through blogging, open source projects, and conference speaking. He actively contributes to open source projects (github: turbomanage) and blogs about Java Web and mobile development at

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