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ZK is a highly productive Java framework for building amazing enterprise web
and mobile applications.
Simply Java
ZK is renowned for its "Ajax without JavaScript" approach since 2005,
enabling developers to build rich internet applications transparently
without any knowledge of Ajax and JavaScript.
The client engine and update engine in ZK play the roles of pitcher and
catcher, rendering Ajax communication transparent to developers. Events
triggered by users are encapsulated and marshalled to event listeners
running at the server.
User interface rendered on browsers are surrogated on the server as
POJO components, alternation made on the POJO components are reflected
to the client transparently.
With programs executed at the server, developers can leverage all the Java
technologies, such as Java EE and Spring, while back-end data and services
are readily available.
Server+client Fusion
ZK's Server+client Fusion gives developers the freedom to leverage the best
of both sides.
The server-centric solution to Ajax brings a productivity boost, robustness,
and security to Web application development; while client side solutions
endows Web applications with greater controllability and the ability to
leverage client side resources.
ZK marries the benefits of both to bring forth a developer-centric approach
where developers continue to build large scale enterprise applications with
all the robustness of Java technologies, but also are offered the flexibility
to work directly with ZK's jQuery based widgets to further enhance user