Sunday, December 4, 2011
Page 32 has a description of "panels", a very Java-centric layout mechanism. CSS is a FAR superior layout mechanism, so I'd probably just avoid Panels for plain old DIVs with classes.
Page 38 describes GWT RPC. Open transmission standards should trump performance or developer usefulness as a default. I'll likely avoid this if I choose to write a GWT app.
Chapter 9 - I know that this is kind of an old book at this point, and many of the missing Java features have been added. This chapter can be avoided.