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Has Wicket been adopted by many companies?

Rogerio Kioshi
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Hi,

Wicket is a new framework for me.
Has this framework been adopted by many companies around the world?
What should I tell my customers as good reasons to convince them Wicket is more indicated that other frameworks?

Thank you


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Jeremy Kraybill
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Joined: May 20, 2008
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Hi there, I know of a few companies here in Austin that use Wicket extensively.

Thoof -- thoof.com -- large consumer-facing user-edited news site, somewhat like Digg/Reddit/etc. (Good article about their architecture from an insider here: http://blog.thoof.com/index.php/geekery/build-to-scale-our-web-architecture/)

Bside -- bside.com -- indie film distributor, with a big community site that powers many indie film festivals.

Blue Fish Development here has used wicket for client projects, and Fashionturf.com is a wicket-based B2C fashion community.

There have been a bunch of conversations on the wicket user groups and blogs about who is using it. Here's an old one from Eelco Hillenious: http://chillenious.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/wicket-is-now-a-top-level-apache-project/

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Eelco Hillenius
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Originally posted by Rogerio Kioshi:
Hi,

Wicket is a new framework for me.
Has this framework been adopted by many companies around the world?
What should I tell my customers as good reasons to convince them Wicket is more indicated that other frameworks?

Thank you


Wicket is quite popular. The mailing list for instance has topped the Ruby On Rails list on most other web frameworks.

The people who work on Wicket use it for their projects as well, and that includes companies like Teachscape, and Servoy.

Now, personally I think that popularity shouldn't determine the choices you make for frameworks. Especially in the Java world, there are plenty of examples around where that turned out badly (think EJB 2 and Struts for instance). As reasons why Wicket might be a good framework for you... it depends on what you need. Wicket is an excellent choice when you need to create relatively complex (web) user interfaces, and/ or you need to scale the development effort to larger teams, and/ or maintainability is important (which I'd argue always is the case for anything but the most trivial projects).

But read the first sections of chapter one of Wicket In Action, which can be downloaded for free.
Nikos Pougounias
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... maintainability is important (which I'd argue always is the case for anything but the most trivial projects).


I do agree!


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Tomasz Prus
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For example kfz.pl, sorry http://beta.kfz.pl:8144 for now
 
 
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