J-Fall session resources online now

The resources of the session I did today at J-Fall 2010 are online now!

  • You can view the presentation slides at SlideShare.
  • The sources of my demo are available as a NetBeans project on my Google code project. (Just checkout trunk/MeetingRooms.)

The winners of the ebooks I gave away will be contacted by Packt Publishing once their book is ready for download. (Please drop me a line if you don’t hear anything from them.)

I think it was a good session this morning. At least the audience was nice. I got some good questions and we had a nice discussion afterwards. I hope everyone enjoyed the session.

Packt launches new brands

Packt Publishing, the publisher of my book, just launched two new brands: Packt Enterprise and Packt Open Source. In its first years, Packt specialized in books on open source software products. Over the past years, more and more books about commercial Enterprise software were published by them. To remain focussed, Packt decided to introduce two different brands under the Packt umbrella. I think focussing is always a good idea. On the other hand, there isn’t always a sharp line between Enterprise and Open Source. So it’s interesting to see which choices are going to be made in the future.

To celebrate the launch, Packt offers a 20% discount on all its hard copy books until May 3rd, 2010. An even larger discount is given on ebooks: 30%. Of course this is an excellent chance to buy the Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development book on a bargain!