A Quick Tour of Wicket

Nothing says more about a development technology than a few simple examples. After all, how hard should it be to do something easy? The examples below should speak for themselves in demonstrating how easy it is to get things done in Wicket when compared to other frameworks. You will discover that Wicket’s component-oriented structure and its “low touch” approach to HTML is quite inviting.

You can see these examples and many more in live action (available for version 7.x and 6.x) without having to install anything.

  • Hello World! - Everybody’s favorite example
  • Navomatic - Automatic navigation using Borders and Links
  • GuestBook - A tiny blogger demonstrating ListViews and Forms
  • Using DropDownChoice - A short example explaining the DropDownChoice component
  • Markup Inheritance - A short example explaining markup inheritance
  • Ajax Counter - A short example explaining Wicket’s Ajax features building a counter.
  • Using Fragments - A short example explaining Wicket’s fragments feature. Fragments are a type of inline panels.
  • Servlet 3.x with Spring Framework - An example to show the configuration of Wicket and Spring Framework without any XML definitions.