With the release of Wicket 1.3 Paul Krill (Editor at Large of InfoWorld) wanted to interview a spokesperson for the Wicket framework. I performed one of my duties as the Chair of the project: I answered the questions as good as I could and hoped for the best. Always watch your words when you talk to a reporter:

Developing Web applications in Java has been a problem; Apache looks to address this with Wicket, according to Dashorst. "In JSF (JavaServer Faces), for instance, it's fairly hard to create your custom components. You need to have almost a graduate degree to create custom components with JSF," he said.

Paul Krill asked if he could speak with a Wicket user, so I recommended Nick Heudecker and Justin Lee to him. Ultimately he talked only to Nick:

"With Wicket, it's just a lot easier. There's no extraneous configuration. Everything is controlled within the Java code. Once people have an opportunity to take a look at it, they'll really like it.”

You can read the whole interview here.