knockout.js and was totally blown away. It does a great job of removing the need for (most) DOM manipulations which lets you focus on your data model and get complex UIs running with a minimal amount of code. That said, those complex UIs are by default made up of simple widgets (input boxes, buttons, etc) and if you want more complex widgets (date pickers, inline editors, etc) you need to either find them elsewhere or roll your own. Ryan Niemeyer gives a great explanation of how to create a date picker (or any custom binding) and I quickly incorporated it into my own site. Since I also needed an inline editor I figured I would post my results so others could reuse and improve upon them. The following code is very much based on the Custom Bindings article referenced above and the Jeditable inline editor.
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documentation on this is pretty good and it includes some steps on how to set up both in the data tier and the web tier. Unfortunately, the documentation is unclear in a few places (see below) and doesn't explain at all how to use a Java Config. This post tries to fill those gaps.