ZK 6 Unveiled, Featuring Generic Enhancements, New Data Binding System, jQuery & CSS3 Style Server-side Selectors

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As of today, ZK Team is announcing the latest release candidate of its leading open source Ajax development framework which marks an opening of a new ZK series, ZK 6 introducing us to new features, upgrades and performance improvements including the adoption of generics and Java 1.5, a next generation data binding system, MVVM design pattern, jQuery & CSS 3 style server-side selectors, advanced templates, upgrade to jQuery 1.6.4 and many more.

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ZK is a highly productive open source Java framework for building amazing enterprise web and mobile applications.

As of today, ZK Team is announcing the latest release candidate of its leading open source Ajax development framework which marks an opening of a new ZK series, ZK 6. Since its first launch in November 2005, ZK has amassed over 1.5 million downloads, and is deployed in over 100 Fortune 500 companies supporting tens of thousands of developers in more than 190 countries across the world.

ZK is a highly productive Java Web framework designed to maximize an enterprise’s operational efficiency and minimize development time and cost. ZK provides developers with a true event-driven model facilitating simple and transparent development of rich internet applications using pure Java as well as the flexibility brought about by its groundbreaking Server+client Fusion architecture that provides extreme productivity and security of event-driven server architecture while enabling fine grained control at the client.

Over the years, ZK has been working towards the same goal in relentlessly improving developer productivity and today, with no exception, ZK 6 RC brings us to an even higher level of productivity in development introducing us to new features, upgrades and performance improvements including the adoption of generics and Java 1.5, a next generation data binding system, MVVM design pattern, jQuery & CSS 3 style server-side selectors, advanced templates, upgrade to jQuery 1.6.4 and many more.

According to our git repo statistics, it is calculated that approximately 100,000 lines of code have been changed between branches five and six. The most major changeover of ZK 6 is the introduction to a whole new data binding system – ZK Bind, overhauling specifications and implementations creating an even more easy to use, flexible and feature rich data binding system whilst keeping controllers under clean annotation expression consistent with that of Java’s annotation style.

On the other hand, one of the best and most appealing features implemented in ZK 6 is the jQuery & CSS style server side selectors similar to that of jQuery and CSS 3. Leveraging this unique technology offers developers a productive way of selecting and accessing server-side components using annotations making the creating of MVC and MVVM style applications quickly and easily.

New features and functionalities of ZK 6 includes but not limited to the following:

  •     Generic Enhancements
  •     ZK Bind, the second generation of data binding and MVVM
  •     jQuery & CSS style server-side selectors
  •     Advanced templates
  •     Upgrade to jQuery 1.6.4
  •     Menubar supporting KeyStroke navigation
  •     Combobutton
  •     Selectbox, Absolutelayout, Anchorlayout now in CE

For more detailed information on ZK 6, please visit the release note or download ZK 6 RC

About Potix

Potix Corporation develops and supports ZK, the #1 Java based Ajax solution on SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source host. Innovation is the most driving force behind the growing Potix. Potix delivered the first Ajax framework to support Java and Android phones, the first embeddable Ajax spreadsheet, and the first to synergize the power of pure Java, markup and scripting languages.

ZK has more than 1,500,000 downloads since its first release in late 2005. ZK is deployed by a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including Barclays, Societe Generale, Swiss RE, eBay, Roche, Deutsche Bank, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Audi, EMC and Toyota, providing them with the ability to rapidly create rich Ajax enterprise level applications.

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