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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!

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    The first time I looked at the Scala language I just thought “No way!” – years of Java made the syntax unsightly to me and not palatable on first sight. I just didn’t want that!

    But functional programming was intriguing virgin soil. And the more I approached it, the more was I willing to give the Scala language a chance to prove itself.