The Dutch female Java developer community website jduchess has written up a review of Wicket in Action. They provide a nice summary per chapter detailing the contents of each, and conclude:
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!
Wicket presentation organized by Zenika
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…
Wicket in Action was the sixth best selling book for Manning in 2008! To join all the other people who have gone ahead of you, you can get Wicket in Action (or any other purchase at manning.com over $20) at a 31% discount! Just fill in ja1331 when you check out as the coupon code.
Here are the 2008 top 10 bestsellers from Manning:
- jQuery in Action
- Zend Framework in Action
- iText in Action
- Seam in Action
- iPhone in Action
- Wicket in Action
- Open Source ESBs in Action
- Flex 3 In Action
- Spring in Action, Second Edition
- NHibernate in Action
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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!!!!!
The first review of Wicket in Action is on Amazon.com! Dan Syrstad (known from Wicket Web Beans) responded to my plight for reviews in the following way:
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!
According to Manning”s website, Wicket in Action is the number 2 selling book from their portfolio last week, only surpassed by JQuery in Action.
Wicket in Action ranks #2 in US retail
We”re very happy casino online france 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 …