Open-source component-based Web Framework, Wicket 1.3, will be made available under the Apache Software Foundation.
"With proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO [Plain Old Java Objects] data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web apps simple and enjoyable again. Swap the boilerplate, complex debugging and brittle code for powerful, reusable components written with plain Java and HTML," the site said. Wicket emphasizes a logical separation of design and code.
Key aspects to be highlighted are:
- Support for POJO persistence frameworks, such as JDO or Hibernate
- Extends HTML without the addition of special syntax
- AJAX support
- Simpler configuration
Support from more IDEs is also anticipated.