Before getting into any gaming details, I’ll give a quick overview of the technology landscape in use:
GWT v 2.0.1
Compiling does take quite some time (about 30sec. on this 2×2,6Ghz / 4GbRam machine). But other than that there is not much to complain about.
The GWT Incubator project includes widgets and libraries which may be included in future GWT releases. It incorporates GWTCanvas which is a necessary library for painting on a HTML 5 Canvas element. GWTCanvas implements most of the Canvas features which makes it a perfect utility for drawing and composing complex graphics. The only major drawback is the fact that GWTCanvas does not support drawing of text.
Apache Tomcat v 6.0.X
Last thing left is a server running the server side code. Apache Tomcat is an open source Webserver which is pretty straightforward to use and up to the job. Nothing much else to say here.