There is something in the air... All kinds of good stuff is happening in the Wicket community... Here's a recap of the most recent events:

  • Wicket 1.3 released - download it now!
  • Dan Syrstad released Wicket Web Beans 1.0. WWB is a component toolkit for displaying and editing POJOs that conform to the JavaBeans specification.
  • Matej Knopp has released TreeGrid and DataGrid components as Apache 2.0 Licensed components
  • The London Wicket event needs a bigger room
  • Maurice Marrink has created a first release candidate for his Wicket security projects Wasp and Swarm
  • Wicket in Action is nearing completion - chapter 15 is undergoing a final review round, and Eelco is working hard on completing chapter 14
  • Fabulously40.com, a social network for fabulous women over 40 was converted from Ruby on Rails to Wicket. The convert writes:
    I recently converted a Rails site to Wicket. Wicket really cuts down on template spaghetti code. I can honestly say that wicket’s OO approach is the right way of doing things for web application development.
  • Apache Jetspeed 2.1.3 provides out-of-the-box Wicket Portlet support
  • An interview with me in JavaLobby, and in InfoWorld
  • Ryan Sonnek implemented improved drag and drop support for scriptaculous
  • Google charts has a Wicket implementation
  • CSS drop down menus (Suckerfish) available as a wicket stuff project

And we've just started 2008, so this will be a big year!