Hello, I have been looking at wicket for some time. I found it after looking at many other frameworks (Struts, Spring, WebWork, etc). Wicket seemed to be the best suited to my needs (more java focused with great components). Although, technically, it had one the web framework race for me, its documentation was minimal to non-existent (esp high level non api docs).
Now there is finally a book that addresses this issue. APress will be publishing Pro Wicket (http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=10189) I bought the beta e-book online (US$20) and it is very good. So a big thanks to Karthik Gurumurthy. The book is almost complete (although a little rough and could use some more editing). It covers the Wicket basics very well, explaining why you do things (which is often more important than how). Chapters cover: - setting up wicket (quick start) - validation - layout - integration with spring, velocity - localization - components (and wicket extensions) - ajax - unit testing and even wicket 2 Pro: - Easy to read - Great coverage of Wicket - Addresses the why as well as the how - Covers advanced topics like unit testing, integration with other frameworks, wicket 2 Cons: - Still a little rough (some needless repetition, references to tomcat instead of jetty) - Although the spring integration was interesting, there was a little too much of it - Some key code was not in bold. The bold really helped me find the important line so when it was not there I really missed it. So, if you are using wicket (or plan to or even using something like struts and want to know what the fun, easy alternative is) get wicket and Pro Wicket. Note: There is also a sample chapter that can be downloaded free. Now all I have to do is find time to play with Wicket... You can see some other comments at on Pro Wicket at https://chillenious.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/beta-ebook-pro-wicket-available/ PS: Wicket in Action is supposed to be in the works so that would make 2 great wicket books. Keep it up. https://chillenious.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/beta-ebook-pro-wicket-available/ -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Pro-Wicket%3A-Great-first-book-on-wicket-tf2268721.html#a6296863 Sent from the Wicket - User forum at Nabble.com. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 _______________________________________________ Wicket-user mailing list Wicketfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/wicket-user