Thursday, July 26, 2012

Setting-up GWT 2.5's SuperDevMode

Setting up SuperDevMode in GWT 2.5

One of the most exciting features of GWT 2.5 is what is called SuperDevMode (read about it at: As a replacement for the previous DevMode, it allows you to debug your Java code (and Javascript) directly through Chrome's Browser's Developer Tools. Perhaps because it is still an experimental feature, instructions are a bit vague on how to set it up. Since it took me a while to figure it out, I thought I would spare you the pain by sharing the screencast below (it's a little rough, but should be sufficient to get you started).

Note: For those of you unfortunate enough to work for a company that blocks YouTube (like you can't access it via your smartphone or tablet, duh) -- you can download from this link.

In my next blog, I discuss how SDM can be used in powerful combination with Google's App Engine development environment.


wil.pannell said...

Well done. Very clear. Should cross-post this on stackoverflow and gwt groups, where there has been much discussion but much less clarity.

Those questions should be referred to this to reduce the time to find answers.

Unknown said...

Very good. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thanks, this helped me set up Super Dev Mode.

jmcgill2 said...

Used this to set up Super Dev Mode on GWT 2.6. It was very helpful. Thanks!

Eu said...

Very useful tutorial, even after 2+ years; the most helpful I could find online until now on this subject. I used it with success for GWT 2.6.0.
Thank you for sharing it with us; keep up the good work!