Direct To Web

At WOWODC this weekend I gave a talk on Direct To Web that spurred a lot of interest which I was thrilled to see.

Getting started with D2W is not an easy task and I owe a massive debt to the two chapters in the Wrox book: Professional WebObjects 5.0 with Java which is sadly out of print. The book was a team effort but I believe that Jim Roepcke wrote those two chapters and is still involved in the WebObjects community. I would like to send a big thanks his way.

WOWODC West News

This is just a quick update about WOWODC West. As I’m sure you already know WOWODC West is a WebObjects focused developer conference being held in San Francisco June 6 & 7 (the weekend preceding WWDC).

I’ve blogged about how awesome it’s going to be so I don’t need to go into all that (beyond re-itterating that it will be AWESOME!)

  • Full session descriptions are now up at the WOWODC West site.
  • The Hotel Whitcomb attendee room rate is now only $99/night and is good for the duration of WWDC if you need it. Remember to state that you are a WOWODC 2009 attendee when booking your room.
  • The $50 early-bird discount ends on May 6 – that means you only have a couple of days left to take advantage of the savings. After May 6 conference tickets will increase to their regular $400.

WOWODC West 2009

WOWODC West 2009 will occur the weekend preceding WWDC (June 6-7) in San Francisco. From where I sit it looks like it’s going to be amazing. I’ve been talking to Pascal and the presenters list looks stellar (and I’m not saying that just ’cause I’m on it).

Like WWDC, I find WOWODC as valuable for the people and contacts I get to make as they are for the session content, but I have to say I’m pretty jazzed about the sessions at WOWODC West this year. I’m also glad that the community has been able to step up and fill in the gap left by WebObject’s anemic showing in the official WWDC’s sessions.

If you work with WebObjects I think you really owe it to yourself to attend WOWODC West this year. Full details are available on the WOCommunity website. If you are thinking of attending, book soon, the early bird pricing (a $50 savings) ends May 6th.

See you there!

WOWODC – debts must be repaid

I am recovering from the red-eye flight home from San Francisco, but thought I should take a minute to say something about WOWODC.

Pascal Robert went “above and beyond” to organize an exceptional gathering for the WebObjects community. I think that it is safe to say that everyone in attendance had a great time and learned an incredible amount.

Pascal did an insane amount of work and shouldered an insane amount of responsibility putting this year’s show together.

I just want to say how much I appreciate it.


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