Following my prediction in a previous blog, Google just made the tools from its recently acquired Instantiations free to all developers/testers. Besides goodwills to the developer community, this move makes GWT a serious competitor to Adobe Flex, Microsoft Silverlight for Rich Internet Applications.
You can give these tools a try while developing and testing Web applications, or Java GUI applications:
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- GWT Designer
“a powerful set of Eclipse-based development tools that enables Java developers to quickly create Ajax web applications using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).”
- CodePro AnalytiX
“Employ the comprehensive automated software code quality and security analysis toolkit CodePro AnalytiX to automatically improve software quality, reliability, and maintainability in developer applications. CodePro AnalytiX includes functionality previously provided by EclipsePro Audit and EclipsePro Test.”
- WindowBuilder Pro,
“a powerful and easy to use bi-directional Java GUI designer. It is composed of SWT Designer, Swing Designer and GWT Designer and makes it very easy to create Java GUI applications without spending a lot of time writing code to display simple forms.”
- WindowTester Pro
It includes “tools for automated recording, test generation, code coverage and playback of GUI interactions that can occur within an application. WindowTester Pro includes WindowTester SWT, WindowTester Swing and WindowTester Runner.