Wicket in Action is the perfect book if you want to get started with Wicket. [...] It’s also a good book if you’ve already been playing with the framework for a little while and want to really understand what it is you’re working with.
Many thanks go to Linda van der Pal for writing this detailed review!
I just returned from Paris where I was speaking (as the sole presenter!) at the Wicket meetup organized by Zenika. The event was really well organized (champagne before and after) and the audience was kind and attentive. I enjoyed the experience very much. Zenika ét tous qui étaient lá: merçi beaucoup!
Just a couple of tips for folks travelling to Paris: the Thalys service is great. If you have an iPhone, purchase the Paris Metro application and finally avoid going to Paris on May 1st (everything is closed and the french are exercising their national pastime: protesting).
ps. with thanks to my dad who pointed out my bad french language skills…
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Here are the 2008 top 10 bestsellers from Manning:
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The books I think are a great asset to your library:
Jonathan Locke was kind enough to spot a physical copy of Wicket in Action in a Barnes and Noble book store. I never thought that having a physical copy of a book would be so rewarding and make the book that more real. Writing a book, getting it published by a publisher and seeing it in stores is something really special that can’t be captured in words. It is bigger than writing your thesis. I’m not sure if it is more rewarding than writing your weekly TPS report though.
Now if I can find my stapler… I must have left it somewhere… Milton!!!!!
This is a great book that really gives a in-depth overview of Wicket. I’ve been working with Wicket for a couple of years and had to suffer through figuring things out from examples and mailing lists. This book is the definitive guide. I’ve already learned several new things from it. Many thanks to the authors who went to great lengths to get this book out!
Let me thank Dan for writing this review. We really appreciate it!
We’re very happy with this result. Now… if someone could write up a review on our Amazon listing, that would be great! We’d do it ourselves, but that would be … bad …
With this book, Wicket will become the greatest territory the Dutch have settled since Manhattan.
Senior Software Engineer, Teachscape Inc.
This is the complete and authoritative guide to Wicket, written and reviewed by the core members of the Apache Wicket team. If there's anything you want to know about Wicket, you are sure to find it in this book.
Founder and Architect of Apache Wicket, Foreword Wicket in Action
Without question, Wicket in Action... is the be-all and end-all when it comes to Wicket.
Geertjan Wielenga, Wicket Netbeans Plugin Author
The tutorial and conversational tone of the writing makes the book very approachable.
Loved the sample application—it tied everything together.
Senior Software Developer, SAS Institute
The essential guide for learning and using Wicket.
Erik van Oosten
Lead programmer and Project Manager, JTeam
Finally, the Web Framework of web frameworks, Apache Wicket, now has a bible of its own.
Senior Software Architect, Heimore group
Wicket is an innovative evolution of the MVC programming with simple roots, but without a primer such as this, it can be more challenging than it needs to be.
Founder, Bill2 Inc.
Wicket In Action glues the areas of web development with Apache Wicket together and gives a great overview of Apache Wicket...it will make a great compendium.
Nino Martinez Wael
Java Specialist, Jayway Denmark