Bruno Borges, long time Wicket supporter and friend, presented Wicket with Scala and CouchDB for Fast, Quality Web Apps just before he got married! Congrats to Bruno and his wife!
I am very happy to announce that there will be a one day training course at the 2009 ApacheCon conference in Oakland, CA (USA). Before I tell you more about it, consider the following “top ten” list:
Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend ApacheCon US 2009:
10: Hacking is encouraged at the Apache Hackathon two day event.
9: Free beer! http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/ApacheConUS2009Program
8: Meet members of your favorite projects (i.e. me last year getting Martijn to sign my copy of Wicket in Action: see Martijn signing my book)
7: Free two day BarCamp
6: Free meetups three nights of the week
5: It’s always a good time to visit California: http://oaklandcvb.com/
4: Support the tenth anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation and the many other great projects that will be there.
3: Did I mention FREE BEER?
2: Two attendees in the class will receive FREE copies of Wicket in Action
1: WICKET TRAINING! (more info)
More details will be coming soon, but if you are looking to get your feet wet with Wicket, you should certainly start making plans now to attend the 2009 US ApacheCon, and the Wicket training class that will be held. Those who register early get discounts, too!
The class will consist of fast-moving explanations of core design principles, Wicket components, and “The Wicket Way”, and each section will be followed by a coding practice where you can put into use what you just learned. We will focus on laying a foundation – how to use Wicket, create pages, organize your application, and create a Wicket application.
We will cover the following:
- The fundamentals of Wicket
- Handling data / working with objects and models
- Standard components provided by framework
- Containers / Application / Session / Page
- Effective code reuse strategies
ApacheCon site: http://www.us.apachecon.com
November 2-6, 2009 in Oakland, CA. Classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday will be for the conference sessions. The Wicket class will be held on Tuesday.
Follow ApacheCon on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apachecon
I’m in the fortunate position that I can join the ranks of the best presenters and technologists in the world and present Apache Wicket at the Øredev conference in Malmö next thursday (November 20th—which also happens to be my birthday). I’m flying into Copenhagen tomorrow and will be joining the ranks of Bruce Snyder, Alef Arendsen and Robert C. Martin for the speakers dinner.
I’m looking forward to meeting all those new guys, and especially Nino who is trying to interview me this time.
In the continuing series of interviews with the Wicket community, I was fortunate to interview Jeremy Thomerson and to meet him in person at ApacheCon US 2008 in New Orleans. As I expected, Jeremy is really a great guy (just as Bruno Borges, whom I also had the honor to meet in person).
Jeremy develops the Wicket based website “Texas Hunt Fish“, one of the long standing public facing websites using Wicket. And he is giving training for Wicket which you can book through wickettraining.com. If you want to learn more about Jeremy’s style, just browse the Wicket user list archives or read his
blog and see how he’s doing. If I didn’t write the book about Wicket, I’d hire Jeremy to teach me :) I’m honored to share this interview with Jeremy with you.
Confluence is a Java based, enterprisey WIKI that is built using the precursor to Struts 2. So I consider it newsworthy when someone takes the time to write about extending Confluence with the best web technology currently available: Apache Wicket. Gustavo explains how to do just so:
The advantage would be avoiding completely XWork, possibility to use wicket advanced features and possibility to run the feature outside confluence (more testable).
Thanks for the write up, Gustavo!
We continue our series of interviews with Wicket community members. This time we flew to Rio de Janeiro to meet Bruno Borges. Bruno is a software engineer who has been active in our community for a while now and has contributed to the Wicket Stuff Hibernate Validator integration. I’m looking forward to meeting Bruno at ApacheCon US but you’ll have to do with this interview.
The first victim in our "Meet the Wicket Community" series is Nino Martinez Wael. Nino is a very vocal contributor to our community, and one of the most active folks on the mailing list, and probably responsible for about half the projects on the Wicket Stuff project. His latest community effort is establishing the Wicket merchandise shop. I'm looking forward to meeting Nino at Øredev in Malmö in November. Being such a visible member of our community, I wanted Nino to be the first interviewee.
A big thank you goes to Nino for being so quick with his answers. Let's get started with the first interview!
As a new item for this blog, I’m going to publish a series of interviews I’m conducting with Wicket community members. I think these interviews can be very interesting for the grander community, as they will unveil the dirty little secrets of your co-community members. Of course the interviews will be mostly focussed on the relationship the interviewee has with Wicket, but I’m not adverse to asking a bit further than that.
The first interview I’ll publish was done with Nino Martinez Wael, and I have a couple more being processed. I’m aiming to publish an interview every week or so as long as I have willing victims. You are of course invited to ask more questions to our guests.
It must be fall: Wicket community events are dropping like leaves. Nino Wael is organizing a Kopenhagen Wicket event at the Jayway offices:
Jakob Dannefærdsvej 6B
You can register here.
Like I announced about a week ago on my blog called A Wicket Diary, I have been creating a new companion website for Wicket in Action. This website will service as my new home for blogging about Apache Wicket, related events, community news such as releases and I’ll be writing about the book.
So don’t be a stranger, and add the RSS feed of this site to your news reader and keep an eye out for new content.
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