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ZK Developer's Guide by Markus Stauble, Hans-Jurgen Schumacher, Jurgen Schumacher

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Chapter 5. Integration with Other Frameworks

ZK's biggest strength is its productivity. But it does have other advantages:

  • ZK decouples the rendering logic from the presentation logic. That means with ZK, applications can be retargetted to devices other than the browser, such as the desktop or Swing or even a mobile device.

  • Async update has always been an issue. With ZK the whole async update business can be abstracted into a timer component and it is very easy to do. However, you still have to pay attention to your server-side logic.

  • ZK's ZUML makes it easy to build complex UI component trees. It also shortens the edit—compile—test cycle for developers.

  • ZK allows developers to keep their business logic on the server side.

ZK is a ...

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