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Win a free copy of GWT Designer

January 4th, 2008 - Written by Chris Fong in Contests

Thanks to the great folks at Instantiations, I am giving away a free one year subscription of GWT Designer ($39 value). GWT Designer is a really nice GUI builder for developing GWT applications in Eclipse. Instead of spending a lot of time coding your user interface by hand, you can use GWT Designer’s graphical design view to easily layout all your GWT widgets and panels using drag and drop.

GWT Designer graphic designer view
GWT Designer using the GWT Kitchen Sink example

I have a copy myself and I like it a lot. I use the built in Wizards all the time to quickly create my GWT applications. If you’ve ever used Netbeans’ Matisse for building Swing GUIs, you’ll know how much time a good GUI builder can save you.

So, how do you win? It’s quite simple. Just leave a comment to this post, telling us what your favorite GWT third-party library is. That’s it! Check back in a week, and I will announce the winner from one of the commentors. Hopefully this will be the first of many giveaways so be sure to subscribe to my rss feed to keep yourself updated. Good luck!

Update (1/14/08)

Congratulations to the winner, Mark Chance. Thanks to everyone who participated. There should be chances to win some cool stuff in the future, so don’t miss out.

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Comment by Nazmul Idris
2008-01-04 09:55:17

Hi Chris

Nice post. My favorite GWT library is

Take care,

Comment by
2008-01-04 11:03:06


My favorite GWT library is and the second is Gwt-log.


Comment by Adam Pohorecki
2008-01-04 11:11:54

I for one like the GWT Server Library for it’s GWT-Spring integration.


Comment by Wade Badenhorst
2008-01-04 11:27:19

I second that MyGWT is the best library that I have found.


Comment by Mats
2008-01-04 12:33:25

Hello Chris,

Nice contest !

My favourite library is MyGWT which makes it possible to save much time on the writing of UI !

Best regards,


Comment by e2
2008-01-04 13:11:34

Hi, y favourite is the Gwittir framework.

Comment by Gerardo Nevarez
2008-01-05 02:06:32

The GWT Server Library together with hibernate4gwt for JPA.

– Gerardo –

Comment by xevi1714
2008-01-05 08:54:12

My favourite framework is gwtwindowmanager. Using this framework I try to emulate a GUI (with MDI Multiple Document Interface) created using the excellent librari mydoggy (and opensource DWING MDI)

Comment by Chris Hane
2008-01-05 12:18:04

I like the MyGWT.

I looked at this project when I first started using GWT and it really saved me a lot of time – particularly around pagination.


Comment by Jason Yin
2008-01-05 23:43:10

My favroite GWT third-part library is GWT-Ext

Comment by Jason
2008-01-05 23:46:05

My favorite GWT third party library is Gwittir,


Comment by nello
2008-01-06 02:42:49

My favroite GWT third-part library is GWT-Ext

Comment by alexsun
2008-01-06 10:47:49


Comment by Mike Shaffer
2008-01-06 15:02:27

Another vote for Gwittir, (

Comment by Matic Petek
2008-01-06 16:23:26

I’m already using GWT Designer and i don’t have my favorite GWT library. When GWT Designer will support one of the open source libraries, i will use one of them.

Comment by Simone Gimelli
2008-01-06 16:29:25

My favorite GWT third-part library is MyGWT.

Comment by Joseph M
2008-01-06 18:42:23

DND library is the best, hands down.

Comment by Leonid Vysochyn
2008-01-07 00:14:24

GWT-Maven as the great supporting tool to integrate GWT modules into enterprise application build lifecycle.

Comment by Evgeniy Zherebin
2008-01-07 01:51:49

My favorite library is MyGWT

Comment by petiteFl3ur
2008-01-07 02:03:25

Bonjour! ^^
the GWT Server Library in first, and GWT-Ext in second place.

Comment by Mist
2008-01-07 02:31:01

MyGWT is the best.

Comment by Evgeniy Zherebin
2008-01-07 03:20:55

MyGWT is the best

Comment by Jm Tinghir
2008-01-07 06:08:45

I don’t know every library but I like Gwt-Ext.
I’ll check the others adviced here.

Comment by Chris
2008-01-07 06:25:38

My favourite lib is MyGWT !
nice work, and very persuasive demo.

Comment by Dave
2008-01-07 08:56:00

So far, my favorite lib is MyGWT. But I wanna give a try to Gwt-Ext

Comment by Mark Chance
2008-01-07 09:48:49

While not strictly a library (yet), I have gotten a lot of mileage from the book “Google Web Toolkit Applications” and the code that goes along with it.

I would second the vote for GWT Maven. And I vote for the handy utilities in the GWT Widget Library.

I plan to check out some of the ones mentioned here that I haven’t seen.

Thanks for the contest!

Comment by ninja
2008-01-07 10:50:57

My favourite library is MyGWT! It is very impressive inside and out.

Comment by Diego
2008-01-07 14:26:37


Comment by Charlie
2008-01-07 19:52:54

I will throw in with the GWT Maven crowd. Very handy for what I wanted to do!

Comment by El Mentecato Mayor
2008-01-07 20:55:22

MyGWT as well, and gwt-drop a close second.

Comment by Eduardo Guardiola Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-08 01:22:00

MyGWT !!!!!!

Comment by Marco Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-08 02:54:47

nice idea! My favourite plugin is gwt-math (I’m a Statistician!)


Comment by Val
2008-01-09 01:20:22

My favorite one is also MyGWT.

Comment by ikhwani
2008-01-09 03:41:20

My favorite GWT third-party library is hibernate4gwt

Comment by Sanat Gersappa
2008-01-10 02:31:11


Comment by Piet
2008-01-10 02:41:50

MyGWT has my vote!

Comment by jaepo Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-10 03:30:55

My favorite library is GwtExt .

This is the most complete library .

Comment by marco
2008-01-10 04:15:59

My Favourite gwt-lib is gwt-ext

Comment by Leonardo
2008-01-10 05:14:16

My favourite Gwt third-party library is Gwt-Ext.
Best regards from Argentina…


Comment by Duy Hoa Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-10 08:28:35

A vote for MyGWT.

Comment by Josh
2008-01-10 10:10:58

Gwt-Ext rocks. Best set of widgets availble.

Comment by Rajiv
2008-01-10 10:12:36


Comment by Peter Blazejewicz
2008-01-10 12:28:52


+1 for MyGWT (


Comment by Elias Balasis Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-10 14:38:14

Both MyGWT and gwt-ext are my favorite widget libraries.

Comment by Rob
2008-01-10 15:59:36


Comment by Tom H
2008-01-10 23:30:12


Comment by Wilson
2008-01-11 04:01:04

MyGWT is my choice. It simply rocks. GWT-SL and Hibernate4GWT are climbing the charts as my GWT applications are becoming much more complicated.

Comment by Joe Freeman
2008-01-11 20:35:37


Comment by John Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-13 00:49:22

My GWT nice

2008-01-14 20:10:00

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Comment by AIT SALEM Subscribed to comments via email
2008-05-15 15:49:26

My favroite GWT third-part library is GWT-Ext

Comment by godtime Subscribed to comments via email
2008-05-20 21:33:10

gwt-ext,and rxf

Comment by Shyam Subscribed to comments via email
2008-06-10 06:55:55

Can I have a GWT-EXT gui builder for Netbeans IDE ?

Comment by teoh Subscribed to comments via email
2009-01-22 21:53:57

I just starting to learn up gwt. I tried seek the web for gwt framework that would ease me creating portal. came cross javaongems,gwtiger but I checked there is not much activity on the community. sad. Talking about third party library, definately will be smartGWT. the only prob. if gwt designer can integrated click and drop for it would be good !

Comment by Alberto Larios
2009-02-05 11:13:50


My favorite is GWT-user.jar the RPC side, but I really like all GWT


Comment by Alican
2009-03-15 10:16:46

my favorite is GWT-Ext

Comment by fdln Subscribed to comments via email
2009-06-18 03:32:08

i still learning web programming, before that i am experience at dev. desktop app, so i prefer to build my web app frontend with javascript coz that can perform like desktop app. I choose GWT than any javascript lib. coz GWT is support by GWTDesigner to create the web interface, like design GUI in desktop app. So i hope i can get free GWTDesignetr for develop my open source project.

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