Thursday, March 20, 2014

Packt Publishing now has 2000 titles and a great sale.

Packt is celebrating it's 2000th title and has a cool buy one get one free offer.  This is a great time to add to your personal library and start learning some new tech skills.  Its also a great time to grab a copy of my ActiveMQ book at Packt.

The sale ends 26th-Mar-2014 so don't wait to long.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Packt's Learning Apache Maven 3 Video Course

I took some time recently to watch the latest Maven 3 video course offered by Packt publishing.  I wasn't sure what to expect since I have seen any of their other video courses.  I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of coverage and the well thought out organization of the course.

The course walks you through the ins and outs of using maven 3 which is great if you are a new user.  What's also great is that it shows you how to integrate development with maven into different IDE's like Eclipse and IntelliJ. 

If you've never used maven or you haven't spent much time using it inside an IDE this course is a great tool to get you started.  There's a lot of good tips in there even for those who already use maven as well.