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Here is an overview of the extensions of ZK. They are optional. If you are new to ZK and prefer have some knowledge of ZK first, you could skip this section and come back later after you understand more about ZK.

There are hundreds of projects which extend ZK's functionality by boosting programmer productivity, providing sample code and many others. For more projects, you could search ZK Project-Info, Google Code, Sourceforge.net, GitHub, ZK Forge etc.

IDE and Tools

ZK Studio

ZK Studio is a visual integrated development environment for developing ZK applications with Eclipse IDE.

REM

REM is a NetBeans module for ZK. It simplifies the development of ZK with NetBeans IDE.

ZTL

ZTL is a testing toll to automate ZK tests including unit testing and screen-image comparison.

ZK CDT

ZK CDT is a component development tool which provides wizards to simplify the creation of ZK components.

ZK Jet

ZK Jet is a browser extension that works with Firefox and Google Chrome. This provides users with a ZK sandbox environment.

run-jetty-run

Use this plugin's embedded Jetty distribution to run web applications in Eclipse. This helps to speed up the ZK development by minimizing the deployment time. The project is maintained by Tony Wang, a member of the ZK Team.

Libraries and Integrations

ZK Spring

ZK Spring integrates ZK and Spring framework. It supports Spring, Spring Security, and Spring Web Flow.

ZK JSP Tags

ZK JSP Tags is a collection of JSP tags built upon ZK components, such as that developers could use ZK components and other JSP tags in the same JSP page.

ZKGrails

ZKGrails is a ZK plugin for the next generation rapid Web development framework, Grails.

ZK addon for Spring ROO

ZK addon for Spring ROO enables rapid development of ZK / Spring / JPA projects using Spring ROO.

ZK UI Plugin for Grails

The ZK UI plugin, similar to ZKGrails, can be seamlessly integrated ZK with Grails. It uses the Grails' infrastructures, such as gsp and controllers.

ZEST

ZEST is a lightweight MVC and REST framework which provides an additional page-level MVC pattern to isolate the request's URI, controller and view (such as ZUML document).

ZK Web Flow

ZK Web Flow provides Ajax-based web flow mechanisms for rich applications.

ZK CDI

ZK CDI is integrated with ZK and JBoss Weld CDI RI.

ZK Seam

ZK Seam is integrated with ZK and Seam.

ZK Mobile

ZK Mobile runs as a native application on mobile devices that support, let's say, Java Mobile and Google Android. It does not require a modern Web browser.

ZK JSF Components

ZK JSF Components are a collection of JSF Components built upon highly interactive ZK Ajax components.

Components and Themes

ZK Themes

ZK Themes is a collection of various themes, including breeze, silvertail and sapphire.

ZK Spreadsheet

ZK Spreadsheet is a ZK component delivering functionalities found in Microsoft Excel to ZK applications.

ZK Pivottable

ZK Pivottable is a ZK component for data summarization that sorts and sums up the original data layout.

ZK Calendar

ZK Calendar is a ZK component enabling rich and intuitive scheduling functionality to ZK applications.

Canvas4Z

Canvas4Z is an experimental component that leverages the power of HTML5 Canvas to draw arbitrary shapes and objects in the browsers.

ZUSS

ZUSS (ZK User-interface Style Sheet) is an extension to CSS. It is compatible with CSS, while allows the dynamic content, such as variables, mixins, nested rules, expressions, and Java methods with existing CSS syntax.

ZK Incubator Widgets

ZK Incubator Widgets hosts a collection of incubator widgets, tools and add-ons.



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