Wicket in Action
Martijn Dashorst and Eelco Hillenius
Foreword by Jonathan Locke
  • July 2008
  • ISBN 9781932394986
  • 392 pages
  • printed in black & white

This is the complete and authoritative guide to Wicket, written and reviewed by the core members of the Apache Wicket team. If there's anything you want to know about Wicket, you are sure to find it in this book.

Jonathan Locke, Founder and Architect of Apache Wicket

Wicket in Action is a comprehensive guide for Java developers building Wicket-based web applications. It introduces Wicket's structure and components, and moves quickly into examples of Wicket at work. Written by core committers, this book shows you the "how-to" and the "why" of Wicket. You'll learn to use and customize Wicket components, to interact with Spring and Hibernate, and to implement rich Ajax-driven features.

About the Technology

Wicket bridges the mismatch between the web's stateless protocol and Java's OO model. The component-based Wicket framework shields you from the HTTP under a web app so you can concentrate on business problems instead of the plumbing code. In Wicket, you use logic-free HTML templates for layout and standard Java for an application's behavior. The result? Coding a web app with Wicket feels more like regular Java programming.

What's inside

  • All of Wicket's basic concepts and components
  • Security, localization, and internationalization
  • Creating custom reusable components
  • Wicket's Ajax and JavaScript capabilities
  • Working with databases and resources
  • Prepare your application for production

About the authors

Martijn Dashorst is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in software development. He has been actively involved in the Wicket project since it was open-sourced, and has presented Wicket as a speaker at numerous conferences, including JavaOne and JavaPolis.

Eelco Hillenius is an experienced software developer who has been part of Wicket's core team almost from the start. He works for Teachscape where he is helping to build the next e-learning platform. A Dutch native, he currently lives in Seattle.


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