Our New York based, close Wicket follower and active blogger Nathan has found a new love: Scala.
Scala is both functional and object oriented, and it can call into Java libraries. In his article Nathan describes how you can use the language as a way to write Wicket applications with an apparent better fit than Groovy.
As Nathan has written a rather long article, I'm not going to repeat him here. Check it out for yourself. If the book ever gets finished, I'll look into Scala, just as Eelco promised.
Interesting times for innovation in the language space. I can't wait to get my hands on both Groovy and Scala for a test drive.