IntelliJ IDEA QuickStart Guide
This quickstart is a small guide to get you up and running to start using Wicket
within minutes. This project is meant to be a starting point for your first project.
If you are looking for examples, please look at the example projects.
This document and project assume you have no special plugins or application servers
installed on your machine. In the
of this document some hints are given to speed up your development even further.
For the more seasoned developers here's a short list of steps to quickstart your
Wicket development. All these steps are explained in more detail below.
- download the quickstart project (follow the link in the navigation menu)
- unzip in your projects directory
- rename the directory to the name of your project
- start IDEA and load the project file
- rename the project and the module
- edit the module settings to select the Java SDK you wish to use
- create a new Application configuration using Start as the main class
- run the Application
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we suggest some next steps to take.
We assume you have the following already installed:
- Java SDK 1.4 (or newer)
- IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 (or newer)
It is assumed, but not obligatory, that you have installed IntelliJ IDEA in the
following (Windows) directory:
and that your project resides in the default location:
Like stated before, it is not obligatory to use these settings, but if your
installation does not match this one, please substitute your setup for these
The QuickStart Project
Next you need to download the quickstart distribution project from our
Unzip the distribution into your IntelliJ IDEA project directory (which is typically located
Rename the directory that was just created to your required project name. In the
following the directory name is renamed to 'foobar'.
Running IntelliJ IDEA
Running the Application
The application has an internal webserver (
) which can be used to quickly develop webapplications. All you need to do is to
run the application and point your browser to the webserver running from within
From the IDEA toolbar select the run dropdown and then the
'Edit Configurations' option.
Select the 'Application' tag and create a new application
configuration, using the Start as the
Close the dialog and run the Quickstart application configuration
from the IDEA toolbar.
- Start your browser
Point the browser to the local Jetty server:
This section gives some pointers on where to go now.
take a look at the
find more information in the
find more information on the
The Jetty configuration file is located in the project directory:
Jetty is started on port 8081 in order to avoid conflicts with other installed
application servers (for instance Tomcat). This way it is easier to test with
different application servers. This can be configured in the configuration file.
for information on how to configure Jetty.
Jetty is started in the
-method of the
Customizing the Application
The main page definitions can be found in the
HTML file and the
Other Application Servers
Even though this project is aimed at Jetty, it is not prohibited to develop
using other application servers. If you have another setup, please leave a
note on how you set up your environment on the wiki