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This week, we're delighted to have Martijn Dashorst & Eelco Hillenius helping to answer questions about the new book Wicket in Action.

The promotion starts Tuesday, May 20th 2008 and will end on Friday, May 23rd 2008.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

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Hey Guys,

I already own the copy and Like it; I am just wondering if you guys are gonna come up with content for DataProvider (it was mentioned as chapter X) in the book. We use DataProviders being DataProvider<MODEL> (as in model specific) and not for the page per se. I was wondering if there is a second book in coming ... or am i mistaken about something ??

As in what are the best practices for using DataProviders etc.
[ May 19, 2008: Message edited by: Anirudh Vyas ]

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I read the introduction of the newly introduced framework WICKET. it is interesting. how helpful it is separating the business and data layer in the enterprise application. what could be the simplified features added in the new framework.
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Thanks for having us over. Let's make it a wicked Wicket week!
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I'm just exploring on Wicket...


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Originally posted by Anirudh Vyas:
I already own the copy and Like it


Thanks! I must confess, sometimes I even use the book to look stuff up :-). I like the idea that the book is even useful for me.

I am just wondering if you guys are gonna come up with content for DataProvider (it was mentioned as chapter X) in the book. We use DataProviders being DataProvider<MODEL> (as in model specific) and not for the page per se.


We had planned to include IDataProvider and its cousins (DataTable and other repeaters). Unfortunately we are on a budget with respect to the number of pages we can use. One of the things that we could not include was this part. We also had to exclude chapter 3 (setting up a wicket project), but we will make "setting up" available as a bonus/free chapter.

We are confident that you will be able to use IDataProvider and the DataView/DataTable using the knowledge from Wicket in Action. We tried to lay the foundations for grokking the framework and its programming model.

I was wondering if there is a second book in coming ... or am i mistaken about something ??


Speaking for both Eelco and myself, there is definitely no second book coming from us (at least in the foreseeable future). We both need to get reacquainted with our friends and family, and have wives that would kill us if we were to embark on such a mission
[ May 20, 2008: Message edited by: Martijn Dashorst ]
Ashish Yannam
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Hi

I have read the introductory chapter of Wicket in Action, and found it very interesting and useful. I was completely unaware of such kind of framework.
But now I am keen to learn all the other things Wicket provides.

"This Wicket is ideal for a long innings"
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Welcome Martijn Dashorst & Eelco Hillenius to JavaRanch Book Promo

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Never heard of wicket. but we can fill a library with things i dont know. I will explore.


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Originally posted by venu surampudi:
Never heard of wicket. but we can fill a library with things i dont know. I will explore.


I like this one
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It seems to be more popular in the US, do you have any comparison matrix of Wicket against other frameworks?


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Originally posted by arulk pillai:
It seems to be more popular in the US, do you have any comparison matrix of Wicket against other frameworks?


Matt Raible's presentation on comparing web frameworks is pretty decent, though the core Wicket developers (and most Wicket users) don't agree with his con's. You can find it here: http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/comparing_jvm_web_frameworks_presentation
Anirudh Vyas
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man ...
here's an unbiased post i wrote some time back

How Wicket stacks up vs Other Frameworks!

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