Thursday, September 16, 2010

Google Relaunches Instantiations Developer Tools - Now Available for Free

(Cross-posted from the Google Web Toolkit blog)

In early August, Google acquired Instantiations, a company known for its focus on Eclipse Java developer tools, including GWT Designer. We're happy to announce today that we're relaunching the following former Instantiations products under the Google name and making them available to all developers at no charge:

  • GWT Designer
    Powerful Eclipse-based development tools that enable Java developers to quickly create Ajax user interfaces using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

  • CodePro AnalytiX
    Comprehensive automated software code quality and security analysis tools to improve software quality, reliability, and maintainability

  • WindowBuilder Pro
    Java graphical user interface designer for Swing, SWT, GWT, RCP, and XWT UI frameworks

  • WindowTester Pro
    Test GUI interactions within Java client rich applications for the SWT and Swing UI frameworks

Now that these products are available again, we hope you’ll start using them within your GWT projects. Meanwhile, our next step is to more deeply unify them into the GWT family of tools by blending the fantastic Instantiations technology into the Google Plugin for Eclipse (GPE). So, there’s much more to come, including things we’re pretty sure you’ll like, such as UiBinder support in GWT Designer.

You can download any of the tools from the GWT download page. If you have questions or comments we’d love to hear from you. The best place to discuss the tools above is at http://forums.instantiations.com. As always, continue to discuss GWT and GPE at the main GWT Group.

We would love to stay in better touch with you as we have more news about how we are integrating the Instantiations products into the Google Web Toolkit suite. Sign up if you’d like to receive email updates on these products and other developer tools.

49 comments:

  1. Bruce, this is really great news!

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  2. Awesome!

    Are there any plans to open source the tools?

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  3. This is the best news I have seen for a long time! Huge thanks to you guys.

    I hope we have an Android GUI builder in pipeline too ;)

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  4. really great news -
    I'm using them since many years with success
    ekke

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  5. Thank you Google. I am looking forward to trying this again.

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  6. Can not make it work on my existin gxt project. will try again :)

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  7. This is fabulous. I always hated that we had to manage the licensing and activation hassles Instantiations put in there. Even as a paid product with less hurdles to overcome this would have been a huge step forward, but for free this is absolutely fabulous!

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  8. Thank you Google. Thanks a lot.....

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  9. WindowBuilder Pro is one of the most awesome tools in the Eclipse world I know of. Have been using it for years now. I'm hoping to see a version of WindowBuilder that includes support for Vaadin (http://vaadin.com/home).

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  10. Won't switch to Eclipse anyway! I continue using IntelliJ even after this major upgrade, Eclipse is still decades behind IntelliJ in terms of usability and productivity.

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  11. good news, Thank google

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  12. omg omg omg, so bloody excited!!!!! I am going to retweet, rebuzz, refacbooking'ching. Awesome news, thank you!

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  13. This is awesome! Used the tools since 2005 and will continue to use them. Big thanks to Eric, Dan, Kosta and all the Russian gang that started that. Thanks to Google, of cause, for generosity. This is really bold move! I would love to see one day community contribution, to make it even better. May be joining Eclipse.org or contributing the code to ... VE? Just joking. :-)

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  14. This is really a great news!

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  15. Great to see the tools appear again.

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  16. it will ease my efforts building a richer user interface

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  17. Really Windows Builder Pro fills a huge gap java tools...

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  18. Excellent. Thank you very much for this contribution to the Java and Eclispe ecosystem.

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  20. Thank you Google. You are the best.

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  21. Thank you Google, you are my ambassador of kwon!

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  23. Great! Now I don't have to look for NetBeans for Swing Apps

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  24. I don't understand this.. who can explain??
    please write me miqo.arakelyan@gmail.com

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  26. there is problem with google fon , when used in IE8 , I am using this on wordpress blog and fonts displayed in tags, recent comment comment site is messed up. please check it out in http://nepallica.com

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  27. Google, thanks so much. Glad I bought an Android phone not an Iphone.

    It would be great if the source could be released for at least the native code components. I tested the Windowbuilder on Solaris X86 and the Swing part works, just not SWT which must have the native dependencies.

    I'd be happy to port the native code parts to Solaris X86.

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  28. Thanks Google! Thanks to GWT, Roo and GWT Designer I finally have enough arguments when discussing should we do it in java or .net. WYSIWYG editor was the missing piece.

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  29. This is really a great news!
    Google, thanks so much.

    java web development company

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  30. The download is not accessible. Please help. Even the URL doesn't comeup in the browser. It says:

    Google
    Error


    Not Found
    The requested URL /eclipse/inst/d2gwt/latest/3.5 was not found on this server.

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  31. This is fantastic news! One thing I would really like to see (if possible) is a set of Ant tasks to enable running audits/metrics from automated builds (CruiseControl, etc.)

    Any chance of this happening?

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  32. Great news! GWT Designer + Spring Roo would make a great combination, hope to seem smooth integration in this area.

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  33. So, this is free as in beer, but what about freedom? Come on Google, when are you going to open up the source too?

    Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic first step.

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  34. i like googles fast server. and safe.

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  35. is this going to be opensource?

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  36. What a great news! Thanks so much!

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  37. Is this free only for developers? What if I sell my software? Is there cost or commercial license? What is the price? Please help me someone who knows the subject. This is very important...

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  38. Any answer about the question raised by "Darkman" above?

    It is really interesting.

    Thanks

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