Ted Husted has put together an impressive training course together for Struts 2 called Apache Struts 2 from Square One. He's released an initial version of the 127-page PDF on SourceForge.
Thanks Ted! The fact that you're contributing this hard work to the community (for free!) is amazing.
I'm teaching a 3-day training course in May that covers Spring, Hibernate, Maven 2, Ajax and AppFuse. I'm not sure if the client wants Struts 2 or Spring MVC for their web framework. If they want Struts 2, you can be sure I'll checkout Ted's course as a starting point.
The AppFuse Team is pleased to announce the release of AppFuse 2.0 M4! This release marks a milestone in the usability of AppFuse 2.x. A lot of folks (including myself) have been using AppFuse 2.0 on projects and have fixed quite a few issues. In addition to polishing the tutorials, we've fixed a fair amount of i18n bugs and packaging issues with modular archetypes.
We were hoping to get AMP's code generation and XFire integrated in M4, but were it's going to have to wait until M5.
AppFuse 2.0 is available as a Maven archetype. For information on creating a new project using this release, please see the QuickStart Guide.
If you've used AppFuse 1.x, but not 2.x, you'll want to read the FAQ and join the user mailing list if you have any questions. The Maven Reference Guide has a map of Ant » Maven commands.
The 2.0 series of AppFuse has a minumum requirement of the following specification versions:
- Java Servlet 2.4 and JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.0
- Java 5 for Development (Java 1.4 for deployment using the Retrotranslator Plugin)
For more information, please see the 2.0 M4 Release Notes. To see how AppFuse 2.x works, please see the video demos.
Comments and issues should be sent to the mailing list.
We appreciate the time and effort everyone has put toward contributing code and documentation, posting to the mailing lists, and logging issues. We also greatly appreciate the help from our sponsors, particularly Atlassian, Cenqua, Contegix, JetBrains, Java.net and KGBInternet. Without them, working on this project wouldn't be nearly as much fun.