Liquid Reality Blog from September, 2010

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Windowbuilder for free thanks to Google

Google recently acquired instantiations the makers of the famous Windowbuilder and other great Java UI Tools. Shortly after the website of instatiations went offline. As we are using Windowbuilder Pro in our team this gave me some headaches regarding the future of these tools. Today then google offers most of the instantiations tools free of charge. (see http://googlewebtoolkit.blogspot.com/2010/09/google-relaunches-instantiations.html). This is great news for all Java UI developers as a good free UI builder was really missing. For a company like EnBW this is no big issue as the price for Windowbuilder was resonable but smaller projects or private efforts will really profit from this move. So a big thank you goes to google for enriching the java community with some great tools.

Labels: gui, tools