June Tutorial Update
By divas on Jun 09, 2006
We have lots of good things going on with the Sun Java Studio Creator tutorials
In addition to English, the Java Studio Creator tutorials are available in the following languages:
We also have the two new tutorials on how to create an internationalized applications in the Java Studio Creator IDE.
PDFs and Videos
Our co-worker, Cindy Church, has been diligently creating PDF versions of our 43 tutorials. The PDFs will be available soon on the tutorials page. For those of you who did early reviews of the PDF versions, we appreciate your input and we tried to implement as many of your suggestions that we could.
In addition, we've had requests for video versions of our tutorials. If this is something you would like, please send us your suggestions via our Feedback Form.
You might have heard from us this week. We put a lot of effort into responding to the comments in the Rate and Review boxes on the tutorials. We apologize if our responses were a little late--our co-worker, Dustin, who collects this information, was out of the office for several weeks on his honeymoon. Chris responded to comments on the Getting Started and Database tutorials and Gail responded to comments on the AJAX tutorials and other component tutorials. One common thread we see is that users get an error when they try to connect to a database. In some cases this is an easy fix: in the Servers window, right-click Bundled Database Server and choose Start Bundled Database. We will add a paragraph on how to start the database server when we update the tutorials.
More Tutorials and Code Snippets Coming
Chris' mini jMaki tutorial has been very successful and now she's head down working on a tutorial on the Table component. She'll have a sample Table application available in this weblog next week. Gail is nearing completion of a tutorial on the AJAX Rating tutorial--with lots of help from the component's author, Matthew Bohm.
Craig McClanahan has supplied us with a project that loads the contents of a tree dynamically from a database, which we're turning into a tutorial. This particular project came about because one of the customers that Craig was talking to was doing a proof of concept application. So, Craig built an early prototype of this application while on an airplane on his way home from the visit, and then offered it us as a subject for a tutorial. Lucky for us!