Just upgraded WordPress to the latest and greatest (stable version), and took the liberty of downloading and installing a new theme. I’m hoping that the new WordPress makes the site faster and easier to maintain.
I’m trying to find a good plugin to manage a conference: CfP, publishing the schedule, registering attendants, etc. Our company website runs on WordPress, so a WordPress plugin would be great. If not, I’ll have to convince the powers that be to move to RadiantCMS and use the ApacheCon conference plugin, created by J. Aaron Farr.
ApacheCon EU hosts 2 days worth of Wicket training March 23rd and 24th in Amsterdam: Introduction to Wicket and Behavior Driven Development with Wicket and JDave. These trainings will be given by core team members of the Apache Wicket project, giving you access to the experts.
You can pick and choose, but if you want the best experience you should book both courses. On monday I’ll be giving an introduction course to Apache Wicket. On tuesday, Timo Rantalaiho will give a course on driving your web application development using Wicket, WebDriver and JDave.
Pricing is available at the ApacheCon website. Book now and get your team up to speed with the best Java web development experience in just two days!
Introduction to Wicket
March 23rd, Martijn Dashorst, full description
Learn how to use Apache Wicket to create web applications on your own from the masters. This hands-on lab will provide a quick introduction to the Wicket framework and we’ll start with coding right away. At the basis for this course lies the Wicket in Action book, written by the course leader. We’ll start with setting up our project, move on from a simple hello world application to implementing an online cheese store. We’ll learn to connect it to services delivered by Spring and a back end served with a JPA provider (Hibernate or OpenJPA). During this course we’ll cover the end-to-end basics of web application development: unit testing, writing maintainable code, internationalization, security and deployment.
Behavior-Driving Your Apache Wicket Application: Making the Most of Webdriver and JDave-Wicket
March 24th, Timo Rantalaiho, full description
How to get good unit and black-box test coverage by expressive, executable specifications on your Apache Wicket application code, with JDave BDD framework and WebDriver functional testing tool.The training is mostly hands-on programming assignments of applying WebDriver and jdave-wicket for testing and adding features to a Wicket application.
We are announcing a special Wicket community event: on Tuesday April
8th 2008 the next Apache Wicket Community Meetup will be held in
Amsterdam just prior to ApacheCon.
This Meetup will be a low-barrier community driven event and free to
attend, thanks to the generous sponsoring by Hippo and Topicus. With
the Apache Wicket Community Meetup we like to bring together not only
project committers from Apache Wicket but also our community users and
other interested parties.
It is meetup time again! Our previous Amsterdam Meetup was a big success
and we want to continue that tradition. Over 80 Wicket developers
attended the previous meetup and we had a blast. If you have missed
the previous meetup from Nov 30th, 2007 you can see the pictures, or enjoy the presentations.
Join us at the Wicket meetup in Amsterdam prior to ApacheCon EU 2008.
Impress your boss with a deeper understanding of Wicket, or the new
treasure chest of components that have been unveiled at the meetup.
Meet other Wicket developers and share your hopes, victories and
frustrations. Expand your network of Wicket developers!
A final date has not been set yet, and we ask everyone to fill in
their preference. The possible dates for our meetup are:
- Friday April 4th,
- Monday April 7th, and
- Tuesday April 8th.
Sign up for the meetup here and show us your preference.
I hope to see you in Amsterdam!