Chapter 1. What is Wicket?

In this chapter:

  • A brief history of Wicket
  • Solving the problems of web development
  • Just Java + just HTML = Wicket
  • A few examples as a gentle introduction

The title of this chapter poses a question that a billion people would be happy to answer—and would get wrong! Due to the popularity of the game of cricket throughout the world, most of those people would say that a wicket is part of the equipment used in the sport (see figure 1.1 to see what a wicket is in the cricket sense). Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport much like baseball, but more complicated to the untrained eye. The game is popular in the United Kingdom and South Asia; it’s by far the most popular sport in several countries, including India and Pakistan. ...

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