Just a reminder for myself of the required performance to compile a GWT -GAE Application.
This is on my Core i7 860 machine with only 2GB of RAM (for now).Some people might notice I am running on 1GB of swap so let's just say that this is the blocking issue for now. Still it's a core i7 running at full power for a while just to do this processing. I wonder if people developing with GWT do this kind of work on Core i7 980 processors (extreme hexa-cores processors).
I have created a Proof of Concept online for a Java application that I want to test but for now it is not quite ready to go public.
Google is number one for offering some things I could not find online
1) Affordable Java web hosting - this one is free for small loads
3) The AI driven car which they are working on (but on this on a different article)-
My other home hobby project is created as an ear and it only takes 40 seconds to compile , run unit tests and create an ear.
This one ( a very stupid GWT hello world) took me as much as 2 minutes to do the same thing in a normal non -blocking mode(no other consuming applications) 1 minute 30 seconds.
The benefit of writing Java code AND unit-tests is clear. You know exactly what goes wrong and why it goes wrong (if you are a decent Java programmer).
It took me a lot to just compile classes and make GWT compile a different set of classes .. because GWT classes do not mix with backend classes such as Hibernate or JPA classes so you need to specify that accordingly.
Will it work ? Well I will let you know soon enough as I am preparing my application.
Of course there is always Flex which is a bit safer but involves also learning anew language and buying the FlexBuilder.
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