Dec 12th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Client side Spring integration with Google Web Toolkit
Okay, apologies for the shameless self-plug, but I managed to create an Ant task which will turn a set of Spring context files into a Google Web Toolkit compatible bean factory. This means if you use Google Web Toolkit and also like Spring, you can maintain your client side beans with a regular Spring context. This is different from integrating Google Web Toolkit on the server side - that's not too difficult and well documented, but a very different task altogether. There are some gotchas to this, like a lack of aspects, but it's been better then the alternative of manually maintaining configuration beans.
I've tested this with Spring 1.2.8 - I'd be tempted to put in some work to ensure version 2+ compatibility if requested, but so far it's suited my project pretty well.
Check out the project here: