If you already heard about GWT, you probably know that it is a platform for building Ajax applications using the Java programming language. But what exactly does such a platform offer over other Ajax libraries, and more importantly, what does it mean for the web application developer and their projects? This session goes through the many benefits of the GWT platform, backed up by code samples and examples, and relates them to developers who build applications and the users who use them. Prerequisites: None. Knowledge of Java is helpful.