ZK: Ajax without the Javascript Framework by Henri ChenZK: Ajax without the Javascript Framework by Henri Chen

ZK: Ajax without the Javascript Framework

byHenri Chen, Amy Cheng

Paperback | September 13, 2007

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In 1994, I developed an infrastructure, inspired by zApp and the Object Window Library (OWL), for developing an accounting system for Windows. In 2000, I developed another infrastructure, inspired by Struts and WebWorks, for developing another accounting system for the J2EE platform. After coaching and watching the development of both systems, I found that not only did the web edition require more advanced programming skills and prerequisites but its total cost was four times more than the client/server's. Worst of all, the user experience harkened back to the age of green terminals, though the look, after decorating with proper images and cascading style sheets, was modern and fresh. I started wondering whether these problems were intrinsic to the web or if the programming model was simply inadequate. Looking back at the success of desktop applications in the 1990s, the event-driven, component-based programming model played a big role. Blessed by being easy to learn and develop, this model is the standard and best way to handle interactive and responsive user int- faces. Could this model be applied to web applications? After using ZK to develop several commercial projects, I believe I've got the answer--yes! The reasoning behind that answer is what I want to share with you in this book.
Henri Chen is cofounder of the ZK Ajax Framework. He has more than 20 years of programming experience in various areas and programming languages. He has been writing Java programs since the initial release of the Java language in 1995 and ported JavaOS and HotJava to the world's first StrongARM-based network computer, which won the "Be...
Title:ZK: Ajax without the Javascript FrameworkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 23.5 × 17.8 × 0.07 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590599012

ISBN - 13:9781590599013

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Table of Contents

  1. What Is the ZK Ajax Framework
  2. Getting Started with ZK
  3. Building Your First ZK Application
  4. Introducing the Versatile ZK Components
  5. Setting Up the Development Environment
  6. Creating a Real WebApplication
  7. Linking the GUI to a Database
  8. Binding Data Automatically