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.
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.
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