Books — Enjoying Web Development with Wicket

Enjoying Web Development with Wicket is written by Kent Tong and is self published.


If you’d like to create AJAX web-based applications easily, then this book is for you. More importantly, it shows you how to do that with joy and feel good about your own work! You don’t need to know servlet or JSP while your productivity will be much higher than using servlet or JSP directly. This is possible because we’re going to use a library called Wicket that makes complicated stuff simple and elegant.

How does it do that? First, it allows the web designer to work on the static contents and design of a page while allowing the developer to work on the dynamic contents of that page without stepping on each other’s toes; Second, it allows developers to work with high level concepts such as objects and properties instead of HTTP URLs, query parameters or HTML string values; Third, it comes with powerful components such as calendar, tree and data grid and it allows you to create your own components for reuse in your own project.

However, don’t take our word for it! This book will quickly walk you through real world use cases to show you how to use Wicket and leave it up to you to judge.

The manuscript of book has been used to train up a team of programmers who had not used Java or written any program at all. The training took only a few months (six hours per week). Now they are developing a core application for their organization using Wicket, Spring and Hibernate.

About the author

Kent Ka Iok Tong is a freelance IT consultant and educator. He was the senior manager of the IT department of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center. With a Master degree in Computer Science from the New South Wales University, Sydney, Australia and a Master degree in Education from the Open University of Hong Kong, Mr. Tong has been involved in professional software development, training, project management, IT consulting since 1993. He is the author of several popular books on web technologies including Enjoying Web Development with Wicket and Developing Web Services with Apache CXF and Axis2. He has also created a couple of open source projects such as Wicket Page Test.

Book details

Title Enjoying Web Development with Wicket (4th edition)
Author Kent Tong
Version covered Wicket 7.x (and 6.x)
URL Enjoying Web Development with Wicket
Paperback ~400 pages
Date Sept, 2015
Language English
ISBN-10 1329496040
ISBN-13 978-1329496040