GWT 2.3 Beta is now available for public preview, and focuses on bringing Google Services and APIs directly into the Eclipse IDE, making it easier than ever to build fantastic apps using the GWT SDK and Google Plugin for Eclipse (GPE).
- Easy Discovery and Access to Google APIs
You can now simply highlight a project and then select the “Google – Add Google APIs” menu item to get started.
- Import Projects from Project Hosting
GPE 2.3 provides a simple UI that makes importing projects, from Project Hosting, into Eclipse a piece of cake.
- One Login, Many Services
Included an option to specify your Google Account information only once (using the same authentication mechanisms as Gmail and Google Docs), and deploy to App Engine and import projects from Project Hosting as many times as necessary.
- Local Storage APIs
GWT 2.3 SDK included support for accessing Web Storage, leveling the playing field by allowing web apps to store and retrieve data locally. This isn’t only faster than typical RPCs, but more functional too, as it allows the app to access data even when there’s no Internet connection.
To get started, with Google Plugin for Eclipse, as well as other developer tools, you can download here.