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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.

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[1 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Screencast: Starting and stopping JBoss AS 5 | ]
Screencast: Starting and stopping JBoss AS 5

… how to start and stop the JBoss Application Server from …

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[28 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Screencast: Installing and Exploring JBoss AS 5 | ]
Screencast: Installing and Exploring JBoss AS 5

This screencast covers downloading, installing, and …

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[21 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on JBoss in Action in print!! | ]
JBoss in Action in print!!

I just received my first print copies of JBoss in Action in the mail!

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[3 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on JavaRanch Promotion | ]
JavaRanch Promotion

Peter Johnson and I are doing a promotion for JBoss in Action on JavaRanch. We are officially answering questions related to JBoss and the book from July 1, 2008 – July 4, 2008, but I’ll probably hang out there for a while after in case more questions come in. Feel free to stop by the JavaRanch JBoss Forum if you have any questions.