[Seaside] Wicket

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 08:06:51 UTC 2009

2009/8/22 Squeaker <squeakman at gmail.com>:
> Greetings,
> A colleague just introduced me to Wicket http://wicket.apache.org/
> I have spent about 30 minutes browsing their docs.
> Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Wicket?


> How does it compare with Seaside?

The tempting is IMHO the biggest difference. In Wicket there's an HTML
template associated with each (regular) component whereas Seaside does
programmatic HTML rendering.

AJAX is different as well. In the part that I saw you tell the
response which components should be updated and Wicket renders them
and takes care of generating ids. JavaScript library integration is
available as well though.

The HTML element objects in Wicket seem closer to AIDA elements than
Seaside tags. They can be augmented with behaviors which I haven't
fully grokked yet.

Wicket has by default ugly URLs as Seaside but you have better control
over URL generation in Wicket.

Wicket makes a difference between "page" components and "normal" components.


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