WOWODC 2010 Recordings

We released two recordings from WOWODC 2010: Hidden Treasures in Project Wonder, and Building Concurrent applications with WebObjects and Scala. You can get access to the recordings on or in the RSS/iTunes feed.

The other recordings from WOWODC 2010 will be released for free after WOWODC 2011, and we will release them by chunks of two. If you want to access them before that, you can become a Paid Community Member and get access to the full 2010 recordings + the WOWODC 2011 recordings.

A gentle reminder: the annual WebObjects Community Surveys are still open, up to May 1 2001! The results will help us to prepare the content for WOWODC 2011 and community activities for this year, so don't be shy and answer them before May 1th.

Organization Survey:

Individual Survey:

The results will be discussed in the Community Talk at WOWODC 2011, so make sure that your organization have answered the survey.

Thanks for your time.

A "Contributing to Project Wonder" webcast will be done over our WebEx channel next Thursday at 11:30 AM EST. That webcast will be open to everyone (but the channel have a 25 seats license) and will be recorded so that everyone can view it. We will show how to create your own fork of Wonder on GitHub + how to submit back your changes, including how to properly add new projects inside Wonder.

To register:

The annual WebObjects Community Surveys are now available! The results will help us to prepare the content for WOWODC 2011 and community activities for this year, so don't be shy and answer them before May 1th.

Organization Survey:

Individual Survey:

Thanks (and no, this is not a April Fool joke (smile)).

Since March 25th 2011, Project Wonder is now hosted on Github.

If you are a paid Community Member, you can now find the "Monitoring your WebObjects applications with Nagios" presentation that was given on the WebEx channel on March 7.

We bought a WebEx channel for the community. That channel is a complement to WOWODC and will be use for:

  • presentations in other languages than English;
  • follow-up on WOWODC sessions;
  • shorter presentations (< 45 minutes);
  • case studies.

The channel allows a limited number of connections, so members of the Community Membership program have access priority to the channel. But we can record the presentation and the presenter can decide if the recording can be made available to everyone.

If you want to give a presentation on this channel, contact

Starting today (January 22), you can now become a Community Member! By becoming a paid community member, you are helping us building a stronger community and the money raised from membership will be use to pay hosting fees and other activities (for example, having a WebEx channel for presentations about WebObjects). And you also get access to past and future WOWODC content, for example if you become a member now, you get the recordings from WOWODC 2010 AND WOWODC 2011!

Community Membership is $150 for a Personal Membership, $300 for Corporate Membership and it's free for students! Community members also get a $115 discount for one WOWODC 2011 ticket when we open up registration for WOWODC 2011.

For registering, log to the WO Community app at:

And go to the Community Store to buy your membership.

If you came to WOWODC 2010, you automatically became a personal member, your membership will expire on June 30th 2011. Take notice that you won't get the $115 discount unless you renew your membership before May 15th.

WOWODC 2011 will be held on July 1, 2 and 3 2011. That's the last week-end of the Montreal International Jazz Fest, with many free concerts within a 15 minutes walk from the hotel. The event will again be at the Gouverneur Place Dupuis.

Rooms rate are $129 CAD for a regular room, $149 CAD for a "superior" room and $169 CAD for business-class room.

More details in January.

Community Membership

A Community Membership program is coming up in early 2011. This program will give you access to past and future WOWODC material and other things.

We came out with the following pricing structure:

  • $150 USD/CAD for personal membership
  • $500 USD/CAD for personal membership + one WOWODC ticket.
  • $350 USD/CAD for corporate membership
  • $700 USD/CAD for corporate membership + one WOWODC ticket.
  • Student membership will be free (you will have to send proof that you are indeed a student)
  • $200 USD/CAD for student membership + one WOWODC ticket (you can't transfer it).

More news about it in January 2011.

David LeBer committed a new look for JavaMonitor! JavaMonitor is finally using CSS and some Ajax magic. You can get pre-built versions of wotaskd and JavaMonitor on the Hudson build server.

Many thanks to David for his work.

WOWODC 2011 dates

Hello everyone,

Ok so the majority of people who wants to present at WOWODC 2011 wants to do it in North America, so since a conference without presenters is pretty much useless, we will do it again in Montreal.

But to get more people at the conference, we are offering a choice of 3 dates!

• July 1-2-3 (Room rate: $129 Canadian dollars, Montreal Jazz Fest ends on this week-end)
• August 26-27-28 (Room rate: $139 Canadian dollars, Montreal Film Festival starts on this week-end)
• September 10-11-12 (Room rate: $139 Canadian dollars)

So tell us at which dates you can make it before November 27 so that we can select the best period to have the maximum of people to attend. As usual, we are using Survs to collect the feedback :

Conference cost would be between $450 and $550, it will depends on the number of sessions and if we are doing it at another hotel (in case we have more than 120 people).

Hello everyone,

Just the vast majority of the community is using Wonder, we are releasing the Getting Started with Project Wonder recording from WOWODC 2011 for free. It's a really good intro to Wonder and to properties management. Many thanks to Kieran for this!

Also, you will find a recording of Aurélien Minet's presentation of the Cocktail Association ERP for high education. It might be one of the biggest WO installation outside Apple, and it's open source too.

Just a note about the Cocktail presentation. I can't view the video in iTunes or QT Player 7, but it works in Safari or the new QuickTime Player. I don't know why since I can play the source works in QT Player 7. Maybe a 10.6.5 bug or something. So if you can't view it in iTunes, open it up in QT Player.

Check out the Screencasts page to get access to the podcasts.

A new example app was added to Wonder : Movies. It's an app that Travis wrote for WOWODC East 2009, and Pascal Robert added simple REST routes in it for WOWODC 2010. This app is a good showcase of best practices, and usage of ERAttachment, ERTaggable, ERRest, ERChronic and inline bindings.

Many thanks to Travis for his code!

A new version of WebObjects Safari Extension is available at

This Safari Extension allows you to connect to many WebObjects resources, and search inside the JavaDoc and the wiki.

Many thanks to Ken ISHIMOTO for this extension!