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By Christopher Piggott | No Comments

SmartGWT controls are beautiful.  Unfortunately, using them is an all-in proposition - you miss out on most of the benefits (and make a lot of extra work for yourself) if you don't use the entire stack from GUI to backend.  I had some good reasons for not using their backend, namely that my GWT application already used Jersey and GWT RequestFactory, and I didn't want to add yet a third servlet to feed data in a form of SmartGWT's liking.  This post shows a simple way to create your own SmartGWT compatible DataSource to back their sexy controls and widgets but mapped to your existing backend.

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