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    he next meeting of the Java User Group Hamburg will be covering Flex3, BlazeDS and Java. I myself will give a short introduction to Artifactory, a free maven repository software based on Wicket and JackRabbit.

    The meeting takes place on May 20th, 2009 at 1900.

    I hope to see you there!

    Best regards, — Jan.

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    A couple of days ago I had a discussion on what would be the five libraries a developer should have had a good look at. This naturally is depending on what type of programming you’re focusing on, so you will seldom get the same list by two different developers.

    Let’s define some base parameters: web application development with the JVM as targeted platform (choose your poison: Java, Scala, …). Here’s my list and some hints on why I think them more worth than one look:

    Nothings more thought-thru for developing web applications.

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    There has been an amazing many developers joining the presentations about Scala and Wicket at Google UK the day before yesterday. It was a great event and I enjoyed it very much as well.

    Especially thanks to Cemal for his hospitality!

    Here are he slides for all interested: Scala @ London Wicket

    Hope to see yo again!

    — Jan.

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    I’m happy to announce to present real world Scala with Wicket at the

    London Wicket Event
    18:30-21:30, Wednesday, 4th February, 2009
    Google UK, 76, Buckingham Palace Road, Belgrave House, London SW1W 9TQ

    More information can be found here:

    Please don’t forget to register! See you there!

    — Jan.

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    Apache Wicket is a cool web framework to develop with. I’m in that business for some time now and I still haven’t found any nicer – really! JSF is no match at all, and since I’m doing most of my programming in Scala I’d taken a brief look at Lift. But that’s not mine, either. Everything in Wicket is ad-hoc reusable, that’s what I like best about it. And I think of Wicket and Scala as the perfect combination to develop with: Scala’s traits allow adding and overriding things so easy to Wicket components that it’s just a joy!