Well technically, it was yesterday. As of yesterday, I’ve been posting to this blog for 6 years. Seems longer AND shorter than that.
Though it seems only a few weeks ago that WOWODC East wrapped up, it looks like Pascal is already hard at work organizing WOWODC 2010. Based on the success of WOWODC East, WOWODC 2010 will be held in Montreal again and will take place in August of next year. Details (as they become available) can be found here.
Talking about WOWODC, the recordings for both of 2009 WOWODCs are now available for sale. A complete list is available sessions is here and the WOCommunity store is here. Don’t forget that several of the WOWODC sessions were released into the wild for free, and can be found on iTMS or here.
The WebObjects community created a wikibook back in the day, but moved all of that content to our own wiki several years ago. Unfortunately the wikibook continues to out Google the up-to-date content at it’s new location. So in attempt to rectify that:
There are a few things I skimmed over or skipped in my WOWODC D2W presentation (too much information, not enough time). One particular item may trip up a new D2W developer, it is an important setting that allows RuleModeler to communicate with WOLips and enables rapid turnaround when you edit rules during development.
Luckily there is a page in the wiki that details the steps you need to take.
I received a lot of very positive feedback about my Direct to Web (D2W) presentation at WOWODC West this year. A lot of it was along the lines of: “Wow D2W is very cool, it’s sad that everyone doesn’t know about it” Well, I agree, D2W is very cool, and everyone should know about it. So, I suggested to Pascal that we release the video for my D2W presentation for free.
The first half of the presentation has been available for a few weeks now but the second half was delayed, waiting for the processed audio.
Well, I’m very pleased to announce that the post-production work is now complete and both halves of the presentation are now available from the WOCommunity site (part 1, part 2) or from the WO podcast feed on iTunes.
Direct to Web is a phenomenally powerful but underused part of WebObjects. I hope these videos do a little to help it gain some wider recognition.
For those of you who would like to play along at home, the Movies framework and MySQL database dump I used in the presentation are available here:
Finally, I hope that these videos give you a sense of the quality and depth of the presentation at WOWODC West in general (they were uniformly awesome). If you found mine interesting, I’m sure you will enjoy the others. Pascal should have them available for sale shortly – or better yet – tickets are still available for WOWODC East in Montreal at the end of August.