Please note that the intent of this page is to list a few of the most useful places to look for Wicket information, rather than attempting to provide an exhaustively complete index.
- Pro Wicket - "Pro Wicket" by Karthik Gurumurthy is now available as e-Book and hardcopy both.
- This covers 1.2, and has some information about what (the abandoned) 2.0 will add/change.
- Wicket in Action - "Wicket In Action" by Martijn Dashorst and Eelco Hillenius is available as e-Book and hardcopy.
- It covers 1.3. Sample chapters available.
- Enjoying Web Development with Wicket - "Enjoying Web Development with Wicket" by Kent Tong is now available as e-Book.
- It covers Wicket v7 and v6. The first two chapters are freely available.
While there are a couple of books in the pipeline, at the moment the best places to look are the following...
- As well as the standard Javadoc descriptions of constructor & method signatures, etc, these contain usages notes, descriptions, etc on the various Wicket elements.
- Quick Tour & Examples - http://wicket.apache.org/examples.html, http://wicketstuff.org/wicket12/ and http://wicketstuff.org/wicket13/
- These describe show how various common things may be done in Wicket, with the Quick Tour focussing on particular key elements, with a descriptive narative while the Wicket-Examples attempts to provide much more coverage of the range of components on offer.
- Note the "Source Code" popup on the Wicket-Examples, to see exactly how things may be done.
- Be sure to check the various sub-pages, particularly the Component Reference, the Repeater View Examples & the DisplayTag pages.
- Wiki - http://cwiki.apache.org/WICKET/
- I'd particularly suggest the Reference library
- The Wicket-User mailing list -
- The IRC channel -
#wicketon FreeNode (
- Wicket Support is a company that provides Wicket training.
Code as documentation
Along these lines, the main options for 'JumpStart' or 'Working Examples' are as follows:
- Wicket-Quickstart -
- Uses a Maven2 archetype in order to create a basic ('QuickStart') project to get you up & running quickly. Also useful for creating a small project in order to investigate/demonstrate particular issues or problems.
- Wicket-Iolite -
- A Maven2 archetype which creates a two-module Wicket project (core & web) setup to use Spring & Hibernate/JPA for persistence.
- QWicket -
- Qwicket is a quickstart application for the wicket framework. Its intent is to provide a rapid method for creating a new wicket project with the basic infrastructure in place. Currently, it only supports Spring and Hibernate built with Ant but plans include such things as support for Maven 2 and other persistence layers such as iBATIS
- Databinder -
- Databinder is a simple bridge from Wicket to Hibernate. Its site hosts five example database-driven webapps, each running live and with source for browsing (and one screencast). A Maven 2 archetype is available for generating Databinder projects from scratch.
- Wicket-Phonebook -
- A Spring & Hibernate/iBATIS application showing an example of displaying a list of tabular data along with the typical CrUD opertations on it.