The great thing about cloud-based applications is that it doesn’t matter what they’re written in or how they’re constructed, all that matters is that they do what you need them to. What’s the back-end of your phone system written in? Odds are you don’t know and don’t care.
That being said, there are group of folks, lets call them “developers” who are interested in what goes on behind the curtain. For that group of people and others who find this kind of thing interesting and informative, read on.
What to build Blueprint out of?
GWT, which was originally released in May of ’06, is 100% open source licensed under the Apache License 2.0.
Here’s a good entry posted by Olivier Modica, the Blueprint engineering manager that simply lays out the advantages that GWT provides the Blueprint team: How GWT is enabling Blueprint’s agility.
Gory Detail and Extra-credit reading
Also if you want to learn more about the performance of the recently released GWT 1.5, check this out: Blueprint and the Performance of the GWT 1.5 Hash Map
Pau for now…