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Books on Tapestry

PlugIn Tapestry


As the first book to cover Tapestry 5.4 features, and the only up-to-date Tapestry book in Spanish, this book features material on the new JavaScript abstraction layer and the use of RequireJS and JavaScript modules, in addition to in-depth coverage of many other Tapestry topics. Available in several formats (PDF, epub, mobi HTML)

Tapestry 5 - Rapid web application development in Java

Tapestry 5 - Rapid web application development in Java is a comprehensive guide, introducing Apache Tapestry and its innovative approach to building modern web applications. The book walks you through Tapestry 5, from a simple Hello World application to rich Ajax-enabled applications. Written by a core committer, this book provides deep insight into the architecture of Tapestry 5. It not only shows you how to achieve specific goals but also teaches you the "why". You learn how to build modern, scalable Web 2.0 application with a component-oriented approach. This book also shows how Tapestry brings scripting language productivity within reach of Java developers without sacrificing any of Java's inherent speed and power.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Tapestry
  2. Tapestry templates
  3. Page navigation
  4. Developing stateful applications
  5. Localization
  6. Creating Forms with Tapestry
  7. Converting and validating user input
  8. Generating UI for JavaBeans
  9. Developing reusable components
  10. Mixins
  11. Creating Ajax-enabled applications
  12. Persisting domain objects
  13. Integrating Spring framework
  14. Testing Tapestry applications
  15. Tapestry IoC and Dependency Injection

Tapestry 5: Die Entwicklung von Webanwendungen mit Leichtigkeit

  • Covers: Tapestry 5 (Version
  • Published: 2009
  • Author: Igor Drobiazko
  • Language: German

This is the only Tapestry 5 book written in German. It is a definitive introduction to Tapestry 5 written by Igor Drobiazko, a committer of Tapestry. The book covers:

  • Getting Started with Tapestry 5
  • Concepts of the framework
  • Localization/internationalization
  • Creating Forms
  • Generation of user interfaces for JavaBeans
  • Writing own components and mixins
  • Ajax
  • Writing tests for Tapestry applications
  • Hibernate and Spring integration
  • Dependency Injection and Tapestry IoC
  • AOP and bytecode manipuation

Tapestry 5: Building Web Applications

  • Covers: Tapestry 5
  • Published: 2008
  • Author: Alexander Kolesnikov
  • Language: English

Alexander follows up his long series of Tapestry 4 tutorials with the first book on Tapestry 5.

Tapestry Complete Reference

  • Covers: Tapestry 4
  • Published: 2007
  • Author: A. Dong
  • Language: Chinese

The first Chinese-language book to cover Tapestry (though Tapestry in Action has been translated). as a non-Chinese speaker, it's a bit hard to know what's between the covers, but looks like it gets into the nitty-gritty of Tapestry, Spring and Hibernate.

Tapestry 101

  • Covers: Tapestry 4 (Spring/Hibernate/Hivemind/Tacos(ajax)
  • Publisher: SourceBeat
  • Published: 2006
  • Authors: Warner Onstine

Tapestry is an open-source web application framework written in Java. This framework is different from "standard" MVC frameworks (like Struts or WebWork) in that it is more of a component-oriented framework. A component-oriented framework (like JavaServer Faces) allows you to create re-usable components that you can then re-use on other projects with the ability to re-configure these components to suit a specific purpose.

Tapestry 101 will introduce readers to this framework that is growing in popularity more and more. The focus of this book is to guide you through designing and implementing your application and providing information that you can improve on it with your own custom components.

Howard Lewis Ship (creator of Tapestry) provides the Foreword to the book and adds:

"Tapestry 101's focus is about getting things done, from a user's perspective not a Tapestry developer's. It covers the issues you'll face building real applications."

Beginning POJOs: Lightweight Java Web Development Using Plain Old Java Objects in Spring, Hibernate, and Tapestry

  • Covers: Tapestry 4
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Published: 2006
  • Authors: Brian Sam-Bodden

This book guides you through the construction of complex but lightweight enterprise Java-based web applications. Such applications are centered around several major open source lightweight frameworks, including Spring, Hibernate, Tapestry, and JBoss. The Tapestry chapter (ch.7, p.239-304) covers:

  • Installation and Configuration
  • Pages and Components
  • Forms and Form Components
  • Hivemind Services and Application State Objects
  • Annotations
  • Ajax-enabling applications with Tacos

Enjoying Web Development with Tapestry

  • Covers: Tapestry 4.1/4/3
  • Publisher: Agile Skills
  • Published: 2006
  • Authors: Kent Tong

Enjoying Web Development with Tapestry by Kent Tong covers Tapestry 4.1 (with AJAX). Previous editions covered 4.0 and 3.0. Available in PDF and hard-copy formats.

  • Getting Started with Tapestry
  • Using Forms
  • Validating Input
  • Creating an e-Shop
  • Creating Custom Components
  • Supporting Other Languages
  • Using the Table Component
  • Handling File Downloads and Uploads
  • Providing a Common Layout
  • Using Javascript
  • Building Interactive Forms with AJAX
  • Test Driven Development with HtmlUnit
  • Database and Concurrency Issues
  • Using Hibernate
  • Integrating with Struts

Tapestry Webanwendungen mit dem Apache Framework

  • Covers: Tapestry 3
  • Publisher: S&S
  • Published: 2004
  • Authors: Stefan Edlich,Patrick Kunert

Tapestry Webanwendungen mit dem Apache Framework is a fast-paced guide to using Tapestry 3, focusing on combining Tapestry with other open-source frameworks, as well as developing Tapestry applications using Spindle. Covers:

  • Web Frameworks, JavaServer Faces, .NET Web Forms und Tapestry
  • Installation und Einbindung in Tomcat und JBoss
  • Einstieg in Tapestry, HelloWorld
  • Aufbau und Anwendung von Komponenten
  • Formular-Validierung, JavaScript-Support, Internationalisierung
  • Tapestry-Scope-Objekte (Visit, Global), Engines
  • Inspector, Eclipse Plug-in Spindle
  • Persistenz für Tapestry: JDO, Hibernate, Toplink und exotische Mapper

Tapestry in Action

Tapestry in Action is the definitive introduction to Tapestry 3 written by Howard Lewis Ship, the creator of Tapestry. It covers:

  • Tapestry's Component Object Model
  • How to write new components
  • How to configure third party components
  • Dynamic JavaScript integration
  • Form validation
  • Tapestry/JSP integration
  • Localization/internationalization
  • J2EE integration