Posted by johnsmart
on February 9, 2009 at 1:18 AM PST
And now, a word from our sponsor...
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I've been getting very positive feedback about the course, both from newer developers and from more experienced ones. I got several comments along the lines of "One of the best and most useful courses I have attended". Many developers appreciate the global view they get of current Java Best Practices: "This was a great all round introduction to best practices for development process optimization. I found all of the content very helpful and easy to understand.. Others liked the global picture, and the way the course covers not only what tools exist, but when they are appropriate: "Gives a very good overall view of the Java development environment. Not just how to write Java code but the 'business end' - how to build, test, deploy, manage and monitor."
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The course is going to cities in Australia and New Zealand, but also the States (San Francisco in June) and to the UK and Europe (the London course will probably be in early July). We also do on-site courses, which can be customized somewhat to your particular needs. Check out the details here .