Wicket in Action

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There are dozens of Java frameworks out there, but most of them require you to learn special coding techniques and new, often rigid, patterns of development. Wicket is different. As a component-based Web application framework, Wicket lets you build maintainable enterprise-grade web applications using the power of plain old Java objects (POJOs), HTML, Ajax, Spring, Hibernate and Maven. Wicket automatically manages state at the component level, which means no more awkward HTTPSession objects. Its elegant ...

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Overview

There are dozens of Java frameworks out there, but most of them require you to learn special coding techniques and new, often rigid, patterns of development. Wicket is different. As a component-based Web application framework, Wicket lets you build maintainable enterprise-grade web applications using the power of plain old Java objects (POJOs), HTML, Ajax, Spring, Hibernate and Maven. Wicket automatically manages state at the component level, which means no more awkward HTTPSession objects. Its elegant programming model enables you to write rich web applications quickly.

Wicket in Action is an authoritative, comprehensive guide for Java developers building Wicket-based Web applications. This book starts with an introduction to Wicket's structure and components, and moves quickly into examples of Wicket at work. Written by two of the project's earliest and most authoritative experts, this book shows you both the "how-to" and the "why" of Wicket. As you move through the book, you'll learn to use and customize Wicket components, how to interact with other technologies like Spring and Hibernate, and how to build rich, Ajax-driven features into your applications.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932394986
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Series: In Action Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1 What is Wicket? 3

2 The architecture of Wicket 24

3 Building a cheesy Wicket application 45

4 Understanding models 81

5 Working with components: labels, links, and repeaters 106

6 Processing user input using forms 139

7 Composing your pages 173

8 Developing reusable components 199

9 Images, CSS, and scripts: working with resources 223

10 Rich components and Ajax 238

11 Securing your application 267

12 Conquer the world with l1O n and i18n 282

13 Multitiered architectures 299

14 Putting your application into production 321

Index 351

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Wicket in Action is Best Book

    I bought several books on Wicket until I bought Wicket In Action. Comparing to other books that I have, this books is very easy to understand and very easy to follow the example. It's good for the beginners too. I strongly recommend this book for those Java Developer that wants to migrate or integrate Spring / Spring Security and Acegi. Charge to experience, it is very easy to implement.

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