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.
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.