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Fun & Games with Wicket 1.4.10 in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

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Check out this 8-step guide to see how you can increase your productivity by skipping slow application redeploys and by implementing application profiling, as you code! Brought to you in partnership with ZeroTurnaround.

Here's a fun thing that illustrates something about the combination of Wicket + NetBeans + GlassFish. Install the Wicket plugin in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1, then create a new web application with Wicket support. Then deploy the app. You should see this:

Next, open the "style.css" document that you see in the Projects window. Change the background color from "white" to "red", as shown below:

Now... press Ctrl-S, which saves the change you made above.

Then... refresh the browser. Now the browser shows you this:

What did you do to cause the change in the browser? You pressed Ctrl-S and then you refreshed the browser. Nothing else.

In short, welcome to deploy-on-save in NetBeans IDE! And say hello to seriously rapid development of Wicket applications.

The Java Zone is brought to you in partnership with ZeroTurnaround. Check out this 8-step guide to see how you can increase your productivity by skipping slow application redeploys and by implementing application profiling, as you code!

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