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September 9, 2008

Capstone Releases Ajax/Java Courses, Curriculum on Open-Source Frameworks

Capstone Courseware today releases two new courses on Ajax development:

MVC model for Ajax

The Ajax approach has begun to transform the architecture of web applications, regardless of development platform. Course 201 offers a three-day exploration of the Ajax model, including JavaScript essentials, DOM, CSS, the XMLHttpRequest object, and introductions to Prototype and Dojo, two popular Ajax toolkits.

With the release of Course 201, Capstone also welcomes course author James Harmon -- who is also celebrating this summer's release of his new book on Dojo, Dojo: Using the Dojo JavaScript Library to Build Ajax Applications, from Addison-Wesley.

Course 202 moves into the Java environment, and considers the unique challenges involved in bringing Ajax into applications built with servlets, JSP, JSTL, or JSF. Here too we consider external frameworks: RMI strategies such as DWR, and JSF component libraries including RichFaces and Trinidad. The two courses combine neatly for a solid week of Ajax-and-Java training.

With this release, Capstone also re-aligns its existing offerings to create a new curriculum focused on open-source frameworks. See the Open-Source Frameworks Curriculum Guide for more on training in application frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate:

Open-source frameworks curriculum