Setting up GWT Development - Quick Start

March 23, 2011 20:21 by docbliny 

The following assumes you’re starting from scratch and need to install the basic software to get going.

  1. Install Eclipse.
    1. Download the appropriate version from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ . I usually get the Java EE version.
    2. Unzipping this will take a moment. I highly recommend using 7-Zip and making sure you don’t unzip over/on a network drive.
    3. Copy the extracted files to an appropriate place. I drop mine in the Program Files folder.
    4. Create a desktop icon / shortcut for eclipse.exe.
  2. Download and install Java Development Kit JDK.
    1. Download the appropriate version from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
    2. This takes even longer.
  3. Start Eclipse and set up the Google Eclipse plug-in. The first time you start Eclipse, it’ll prompt you for a location for the workspace.
    1. Click the Help-menu, and then click Install New Software….
    2. Enter the appropriate plug-in installation path from http://code.google.com/eclipse/docs/download.html, and then click Add….
    3. Enter Google Plug-in or similar into the Name field, and then click OK.
    4. Check Plugin and SDKs.
    5. Follow the instructions to finish the wizard.
    6. Restart Eclipse when prompted.