ZK Developer's Guide
|Also available on:|
- Introducing the ZK framework
- Installing and configuring ZK
- Setting up, managing, and publishing a project
- Improving navigation and optimizing result preparation
- Internationalization with the ZK framework
- Creating custom components
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with ZK
Chapter 2: Online Media Library
Chapter 3: Extending the Online Media Library
Chapter 4: Is it on the Desktop or on the Web?
Chapter 5: Integration with Other Frameworks
Chapter 6: Creating Custom Components
Chapter 7: Development Tools for the ZK Framework
Appendix A: Configuration Files in ZK
Download the code and support files for this book.
Please let us know if you have found any errors not listed on this list by completing our errata submission form. Our editors will check them and add them to this list. Thank you.
Errata- 1 submitted: last submission 10 Sep 2012
Errata type: Technical | Page number: 2
In section "What You Need for This Book", second bullet point, the address of Apache Tomcat should be tomcat.apache.org,
What you will learn from this book
ZK is an open-source web development framework that enables web applications to have the rich user experiences and low development costs that desktop applications have had for years. ZK includes an Ajax-based event-driven engine, rich sets of XML User Interface Language (XUL) and XHTML components, and a markup language.
The ZK rich client framework takes the so-called server-centric approach: the content synchronization of components and the event pipelining between clients and servers are automatically done by the engine and Ajax plumbing codes are completely transparent to web application developers. Therefore, the end users get rich user interfaces with similar engaged interactivity and responsiveness to that of desktop applications, while for programmers, development remains similar in simplicity to that of desktop applications.
This book is a Developer's Guide that steps you through the ZK framework with examples. It starts with installing and configuring ZK and takes you on to integrate it with other frameworks. By the time you are through the book you will be able to build an application on your own.