GWT Comes to Play

OpenUnderwriter is delighted to announce the arrival of Google Web Toolkit (GWT) into the project.

We chose GWT to provide a richer and more interactive web UI experience for end users of the OpenUnderwriter product suite. We looked at a few other technologies for the job including JQuery, Vaadin and Yahoo-UI, but in the end GWT won through for us on its cross-browser support, flexible internationalisation, responsiveness and rich features. Plus, being Java based makes it consistent with the rest of the OpenUnderwriter project.

We are currently working on some exciting new policy management functionality using GWT - our aim is to have a fully functional and feature rich OpenPolicy by the end of Q1/2015.

About the Author

OpenUnderwriter Founding Director

Mathew Donfrancesco

Mathew is a founder of OU and has over 15 years’ experience delivering innovative technology across the financial service sector. He has worked for a range of start ups and blue chip organisations such as Web-X, Catlin and SITA specialising in the design and optimisation of high volume “big data” solutions. Mathew has been responsible for a lot of the back end design of the OpenUnderwriter suite and the development of the innovative reporting module. Mathew is also a passionate advocate of agile development methods.



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