Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Spring MVC and WebFlow - Released!

Well, it took a while but I'm relieved that the course is now out. Full details available at the virtualpairprogrammers.com site

And you can preview the opening chapter over at YouTube

I'll be uploading some more previews of the more interesting chapters later this week, and for those of you needing the DVD edition, it will be available on Amazon as soon as we get the stock to them.

One of the reasons for the delay was the sheer amount of information in Spring-MVC. Despite a long running time (8 hours), there are still one or two topics that I wish had made the final cut, so keep an eye out for a few blog posts over the next few weeks that will fill in some gaps.

Another reason was the last minute decision to add WebFlow - I'm very glad I did this because although I love WebFlow, there's not that much out there to help beginners.

I hope you like the course!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

SpringMVC - rumours of its release are greatly exaggerated!

Well, it seems to be taking as long as The Princess and the Cobbler (31 years in the making), but the Spring-MVC course is finally on the last lap.

The first recordings for this course were laid down in February this year, but oddly for what is a relatively straightforward subject, we've had to work very hard to get the course both comprehensive enough to be useful and yet clear enough to be understandable.

The reason for this last delay is that the WebFlow section, which I originally envisaged would be a quick "get up and running" overview, has turned into a pretty deep exploration. Although we can't cover everything, I'm confident that by the end of the 3 WebFlow chapters, you'll be able to work through 90% of use cases with the topics we cover.

Anyway, I can't give a definite release date - it WILL be this week, but the course has some considerable work to be done by the post-production people.

Announcement on the blog as soon as it's out! I hope it will be worth the wait...