GWT 2.5, the last Google-directed release of the toolkit, boasts a host of improvements. "Out of the box, with no changes to your code, you can just compile your application. You're going to get substantial code-size reduction," Cromwell said.
In addition to maintaining GWT, Google has been developing its Dart language, which shares a GWT goal of enabling structured Web programming, but Google is not replacing GWT with Dart anytime soon, Cromwell explained. Support for GWT will continue and developers should continue to use it, he said. He expects the GWT steering committee to ensure GWT has a healthy future. GWT was first released in 2006.
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