Vaadin has released version 7 of its Java-based web application framework. The Vaadin 7 platform is the framework's first major update since 2009.
InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 10th question: "Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.
JBoss Developer Framework is a central documentation resource for JBoss related technologies. The emphasis is on showing a developer how to use the whole software stack at all layers (e.g. user interface and persistence layer) in a single place. It contains Maven quickstarts, tutorials, migration documentation and other resources related to web development for the JBoss Application Server.
The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.5 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with new HTML 5 components, and Improvements to the message/event model.
The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.4 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework. This is their first release that requires Java 5 and above which allows for the use of Java 5 idioms like the generics which increase type safety of the APIs
ModuleFusion 1.0.2, an OSGi service stack designed for enterprise applications, was released. The distribution includes frameworks such as Google Guice, Hibernate, and Jetty, packaged as bundles.
The Wicket team has announced Wicket 1.3.1, the first maintenance release of Wicket 1.3. 1.3.1 adds transparent clustering support out-of-the-box.
This past week Matt Raible gave a presentation at ApacheCon comparing Java Web Frameworks. This is a follow up to a presentation he gave a few years ago. It is interesting to note the changes in the frameworks being evaluated.
Peter Thomas recently took a second look at JSF after developing most recently with Wicket. Thomas uses the creation of a simple discussion forum for his comparison showing various portions of each implementation side by side including web.xml, dependencies, and business/presentation components.
The Wicket and Terracotta teams have Wicket up and running on Open Terracotta. Support is still not complete, but most of the examples that ship with Wicket now run without any problems. As soon as they have all the kinks out, Terracotta will put the configuration into a Terracotta config module.
Peter Thomas has written a detailed article about his impressions of moving a Spring MVC application to Wicket. He took a few screens from JTrac and ported them to Wicket and ended up very pleased with what Wicket had to offer.
ONJava has a review of Wicket. He concludes that Wicket is a good contender if you're looking for a component-oriented web application framework.
A recent post to the Wicket mailing list details some reasons to choose Wicket over Spring MVC or JSF. Wicket is a component based web application framework.