A lot has happened and still happening in Wicket land this month. Here’s a summary:
- Eelco got married (actually in Februari but who’s counting)
- We spent a great deal of time on an exotic beach in Thailand celebrating that fact
- Wicket in Action is now in production, meaning that Eelco and I are spending our evenings (and part of the night) applying copy editor improvements, indexing and creating production ready images
- Apache Wicket 1.3.2 has been released
- Wicket in Action is the best selling MEAP book for Manning
- Maurice Marrink has joined the Wicket team
- A new Wicket Community Meetup is in the works (April 8th, Amsterdam)
- The next Wicket version will be a quick one: only generics and a migration to Java 5 (at least looking at the vote results so far)
You are invited to the Wicket meetup, and to cast your vote for the (immediate) future of Wicket.
Finally for all of you that have waited and waited: Wicket in Action is fully available through the early access program. We are in
production mode, and all the chapters are available from the MEAP. We
hope to have the printed version available somewhere around JavaOne.
You can download all the chapters through the link provided by Manning’s announcement. If you haven’t bought the book yet, you can order it through the Manning Early Access Program here.
We just received word that our years old project, Wicket in Action, has been approved for production. WOOHOO!!!!
There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are now renumbering the chapters (chapter 3 – setting up shop has been removed from the manuscript and will be made available as a free download) and getting them ready for copy-editing.