By now, most of you probably have heard about the announcements at Google I/O around Spring, Roo, STS and GWT. Ben and Rod covered this in their respective blog posts recently. If you missed the keynote I strongly recommend to watch the recording on YouTube to catch up (the relevant section starts at 1:09:00 into the recording).
Today I’d like to provide some detailed steps and instructions on how you can use Roo and STS to create your first GWT application.
Before we can fire up the Roo shell and start typing commands, we need to download and install all pre-requisites. Although a lot of components are involved in building advanced single-page applications that can run on the cloud, you really only need to download the STS 2.3.3.M1 bundle for your operating system. The STS installation includes Roo 1.1.0.M1, tc Server Developer Edition with Spring Insight (required to get Speed Tracer integration), Maven 2.2 and access to the Google Plugin for Eclipse (GPE).