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Wicket - help test it!

Posted by timboudreau on April 5, 2005 at 10:04 AM PDT

The folks doing Wicket, possibly the cleanest solution to POJO web apps that I've seen is at release candidate phase - they're looking for feedback. Even if you can't give them feedback, this framework is really worth a look.

The two things I find incredibly cool about it are:

  • Both the HTML and Java code needed are as simple as the things they're supposed to do
  • A real component jar - new components can be dropped in as jar files with an absolute minimum of futzing around

Have a look at the Hello World and other examples on the Quick Tour. This is excellent stuff.

The original author of Wicket is my friend Jon Locke - we had our first startup together, selling sector editors in sandwich baggies when we were 13 or so. He's worked on Win32 early on at Microsoft, then worked on AWT and Swing early on at Sun, and since has done a variety of startups. This is a guy who really knows how to do clean design.

But don't just listen to me - check it out. There was also an interesting discussion when the project was first launched on the server side.

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