Snow Leopard Breaks Google Web Toolkit

I installed Snow Leopard the other day in under 60 minutes without a hitch.... or so I thought. When trying to run my App Engine project with GWT, I received the following fatal error: You must use a Java 1.5 runtime to use GWT Hosted Mode on Mac OS…

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Rich Internet Applications Using Flex, Salesforce.com and Google App Engine

Cross-posted at the Appirio Technology Blog It’s fairly common these days to see Flex applications running inside Salesforce.com. But what if you'd like to run your Flex applications on another SaaS provider like Google App Engine or Amazon EC2. We are going to set up a simple Flex…

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GWT 2.0 Ui Binder First Look

I caught this off of Iein Valdez's Twitter feed yesterday: Adrien Ancelin: "For all the GWT-Enthusiasts around here, the official GWT repository now includes a preview version of a very promising 2.0 feature : Ui Binder. I wrote a very simple yet efficient example of UiBinder in action and uploaded…

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Need Input for Demo App using GWT and GAE/J

A couple of the guys and myself at Appirio are writing a beginning Google App Engine with Java book to be released this fall. We've locked down the functionality of the app we are going to be discussing in the book but I would like to put the app out…

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Force.com Sites vs. Google App Engine - Why We Chose Sites

Late May we released our Force.com Sites application for one of our internal companies, Taylor and Francis. The Sites app is part of a larger Salesforce.com project that involves identfifying new book sales opportunities, sending professors inspection copies of requested books and obtaining feedback on what professors intended…

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Google App Engine for Java and Force.com Java Toolkit Demo

When the Force.com for Google App Engine Java Toolkit was in development I promised Ron Hess and Ryan Marples some feedback on my development efforts and to provide some demo applications for the project. Unfortunately the toolkit was released roughly the same time that our Sites pilot application went…

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A Big, Scalable Bucked of RIA Goodness

I was thinking about writing this tutorial but it looks like someone has already beat me to it. This is a really good example of using Flex, BlazeDS and Eclipse with Google App Engine for Java for a highly scalable interface. He even references the GAE/J hack for Adobe…

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JSTL Issue with GAE/J and Spring

I was porting an existing Spring application to GAE/J and was having an issue with JSTL not rendering correctly. It was just dumping the code to the browser. I finally tracked down the issue to the web.xml that is generated by GAE/J. This issue seems to be…

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Force.com Integration Announced for GAE/J

The cat is finally out of the bag regarding the new Force.com integration with Google App Engine for Java. I've been working with Ron Hess and Ryan Marples for roughly a month or so on the project and it's been very hard to keep the secret. Ron and Ryan…

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15 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex, BlazeDS and Salesforce.com

InfoQ has a really good article entitled, 13 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex and BlazeDS. I've been a big fan of Flex front ends for Java for a long time and have a couple of application running in production with Adobe BlazeDS. I have a tutorial to help…

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