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  • July 3, 2005

Getting My Head Around Wicket

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
I've been trying to get my head around Wicket, a relatively new Web framework. (Here's one of several articles about it.) And this is some information on "NavoMatic", the example I've been using to learn about Wicket:

Of course, I'm using NetBeans IDE to code and deploy the application. Here's what my Projects window looked like after everything was working as expected:

Now that everything's up and running, I can have a closer look at everything that's going on. I must say that it seems like a pretty cool thing -- you can completely separate front-end development from Java development -- and there's no Java code embedded in the HTML at all. (And there are no JSPs, just HTML files.) I'm curious to see exactly how all of this is possible.

By the way, here's my implementation of the "NavoMatic" sample (just to give you an impression, so the links don't work):
Poetry Page.

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