Today I start my personal project Item Directory which will be developed as a element of Wicket Tutorial series on this blog. Item Directory will be a web application to help you manage your collections of items (books, CDs, movies or even postage stamps). Application is built with Java, Wicket, JPA, Spring 3 and MySQL as a database. It is a response for my family needs to manage some items hidden in shelves, bookcases and cabinets where we need something and we think “We have it somewhere, but I have no idea where it is located”
Is this Wicket tutorial for me?
This tutorial is for Java developers who want learn about this great framework in practise not only from reading a book. Because I like to learn while creating something, this tutorial will guide you through development process. I will concentrate mainly on adding new features and developing project instead of explaining every single aspect of how Wicket works in its internals or every single line of code I created. But those parts I think are worth some explanation will be discussed in detail.
Of course if something seems unclear to you or you think I should write some longer explanation in some part of my post, please send a comment and I will try to answer to your needs as best as I can Moreover all code will be available to download from Mercurial repository, so you can easily download and deploy application with Jetty to test and see how it exactly works.
And last thing: as it is my first bigger tutorial published here, all comments, suggestions, etc. are very appreciated. Additionally, ideas what to do/implement next are also welcome and will be considered