The ZK team is proud to announce the release of ZK 8!
ZK 8 is created to present developers with even more powerful tools, allowing faster and more accurate development of Java Web Applications. It aims to leverage the advancing client-side power with client-side command binding and template injection, while still allowing you to enjoy the equally important server-side integration and security. In short, with ZK 8 you can stay true to your Java roots, but also effortlessly keep up with the ever-evolving world of front-end technologies.
Template injection is done by the introduction of shadow components – a pure server-side reusing mechanism. The shadow components can easily turn HTML pages created by a web designer into a dynamic web page with data binding. Using shadow components is similar to using standard ZK UI components through MVVM approach. By manipulating the shadow components, developers can inject different HTML templates based on the given condition.
Control Bootstrap/HTML Layout in Java
Using ZK 8's UI Templating, you can easily apply a predesigned layout or a Bootstrap template and enliven it in Java.
Clear View/Logic Separation
ZK 8's MVVM pattern cleanly separates view and logic, allowing representation of the same data structure with varying detail, layout and even functionality.
- Seamless Client-Server Messaging with MVVM Client-Binding
- ZK 8's Client binding allows you to trigger commands on the server-side and register callbacks on the client-side, ensuring effective communication and empowering even AngularJS/ReactJS with Java.