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[5 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Startup Weekend – A schedule and plan of action

So you’re going to Startup Weekend and you want to know how to manage your time during the event? Looking for a schedule or an outline of some sort? Well look no further.
After participating and helping organize the February 2011 Houston Startup Weekend, I’ve thought a lot about what a new startup can accomplish in a weekend. As a participant and an organizer I got a great view into how all the teams were spending their time. I felt that, in general, pretty much all the teams (including mine) …

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[31 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
My Kid Can Code – Branding and Progress

As for the actual progress of the book, I’ve written about 12 lessons and programming exercises, with a target of over 20 lessons.

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[4 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Startup Weekend Houston – Feb 25-27 | ]
Startup Weekend Houston – Feb 25-27

…a 54 hour startup event that provides networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch.

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[19 May 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Apache Maven: Creating a Basic Web Application (Screencast)

In this Web Application you’ll learn how to gernate a basic web application and run it inside of the Tomcat web container. You’ll explore the file structure and pom file for a web application, learn how to import the Servlet API into your project, and how to add resource files to your source code.

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[15 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Maven Dependency and Repository Basics (Screencast)

This screencast explains the basics of how Maven repositories and artifact dependencies work. In this lesson you’ll learn how Maven coordinates are defined for an artifact in the Project Object Model (POM) file. Then you’ll learn how to reference a dependent artifact using the coordinate system. We’ll take a look at local and remote repositories and how they interact. We’ll also learn how artifacts are installed into the local repository and play around on the command line to see all of these features in action.

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[12 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Win a copy of JBoss in Action on Twitter

I’m giving away a copy of my book, JBoss in Action, on twitter.com. To enter you have to follow me and then retweet a message that I have prepared (see below). I’m sure people have done this sort of thing before on Twitter, but due to my naivety, and my neologistic tendencies, I’ll just call this a “Follow-Retweet-Contest” or FoRC since that lends itself to the idea that you are “forking” your message when others retweet it.
I’m doing this in part because I want to promote my book and …

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[9 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Screencast: Maven – Commands and Lifecycles

Learn about goals and lifecycle phase commands

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[7 Apr 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Screencast: Maven – Generating a Basic Project

This screencast shows you how to get started with Apache Maven. First it points you to the Maven download and installation instructions. Then it shows you how to verify that Maven was installed. After that, the screencast walks through the generation of a basic project using the archetype:generate goal. The screencast concludes by taking a look at the generated directory structure and examining the contents of the pom.xml (Project Object Model) file.

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[3 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Screencast: JBoss AS 5 Deployment Basics | ]
Screencast: JBoss AS 5 Deployment Basics

This screencast goes over the basics of deploying into JBoss Application Server V5. It covers deployment and undeployment of archive files and an exploded directory structures through drag and drop, command line copy, twiddle, and the JMX console.