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Wicket in Action by Eelco Hillenius, Martijn Dashorst

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Chapter 2. The architecture of Wicket

In this chapter:

  • Learning how Wicket works
  • Understanding Wicket’s fundamental concepts

Wicket is easy to use, once you grasp the core concepts, and you can be productive without needing to know the inner details of the framework. After you read this chapter, you’ll know where to turn if you run into problems or when you need to customize the framework. Also, by lifting the veil on the magical Wicket box, we hope to make you eager to start using the framework.

First, we’ll introduce the subject of many of the examples you’ll encounter throughout this book. When I (Eelco) lived in Deventer, The Netherlands, I frequented a fantastic cheese store. Like many Dutch, I’m crazy about cheese, and this award-winning ...

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