David Chandler


David Chandler works with the Google Developer Tools Team in Atlanta. An electrical engineer by training, Chandler got hooked on developing database Web applications in the days of NCSA Mosaic and has since written Web applications in a variety of languages, including C, perl, ksh, ColdFusion, Java, JSF, GWT, and now Dart. Prior to joining Google, Chandler worked on Internet banking applications with Intuit and launched a non-profit startup built with GWT and AppEngine. Chandler holds a patent on a method of organizing hierarchical data in a relational database and blogs about Java Web development at http://turbomanage.wordpress.com.

Launching scalable apps with Google App Engine

Google AppEngine lets you build and host scalable Web applications written in Python or Java on Google’s infrastructure. We’ll look at how to build and deploy a GWT+GAE application with Google Plugin for Eclipse and take a look at sample code for a GWT+GAE app using the Datastore with objectify-appengine. We’ll also look at two new AppEngine features: multitenancy (Datastore namespaces) and browser push using the Channel API.

Guest speaker Mike Lawrence (Manager Web Architecture at theice.com) will also demo an app (http://goo.gl/UT2W3) created and hosted on Google App Engine.

What’s New in GWT

Web Toolkit (GWT) lets you build and optimize rich browser-based apps without having to be an expert in browser quirks, XMLHttpRequest, or JavaScript. In this talk, we’ll look at GWT’s new application framework, including Activities and Places (MVP), the EventBus, the RequestFactory persistence framework, and data binding with the Editor framework. It time permits, we’ll also look at the new lightweight widgets for table rendering and GWT tools including GWT Designer for Eclipse and SpeedTracer.