Google Web Toolkit 2.0 M1 Announced

The first milestone build for GWT 2.0 was released a couple of days ago with an announcement on Google Groups. You can download the M1 zip here.

Some of the cool new features in GWT 2.0 include:

  • In-Browser Development Mode - now you can develop in your favorite browser instead of using the "hosted browser".
  • Code Splitting - you can split your code into multiple fragments allowing your application to download faster and bootstrap itself with the minimum about of required code.
  • Declarative User Interface - use XML to declarativly lay out your UI as opposed to programmatically.
  • Bundling of resources (ClientBundle) - build bundles of text, CSS and HTML files for download optimization.
  • Using HtmlUnit for running GWT tests - debugging GWT Tests in development mode can now be done entirely in a Javadebugger.