The article starts by point out how GWT enables RIA development in pure Java. That's a good thing. He then talks about some of the difficulties he's experienced trying to write unit tests for GWT widgets and concludes:
views are usually very hard to test, therefore they should know and do as little as possible ... Most of the GWT code has pretty much all the logic in widgets, so most developers using GWT extend a widget and just add some more logic. My advice is simple: don't go there.
RIAs are all about putting lots of logic in your view. Now it's not just any logic, but view logic. You see there is logic involved in creating a rich user interface and the place for that logic is the user interface. So this guy's obsession with testing has led him to the conclusion that you should dumb down your view code so you can test it. This completely defeats the purpose of using GWT. Very sad.
I think the author does bring up some valid points on unit testing GWT. If you place a huge importance on unit test coverage, then the more logical conclusion is that you should not use GWT. Don't try to dumb down the technology so that you can sleep better at night. Just pick a different technology.