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!

If you want to know how to use ERAttachment, David Holt wrote a simple application and did a small podcast to show how to integrate ERAttachment in your framework. Get all the details in the wiki.

WOLips 3.6 is now stable, so if you were using an older version of WOLips and Eclipse, get on board and start using Eclipse and WOLips 3.6. A frequent answer is about if we should use the Cocoa or Carbon version of Eclipse 3.6, the answer is try the Cocoa version first, it works quite well for most people.

More information about this release in the WOLips wiki space.

Miguel Arroz wrote an sample app (a distributed Notes application) whose back-end runs on WebObjects and front-end on iOS (iPhone). You can learn more about it and get the sample source at Google Code. Thanks to Miguel for releasing his app!

David LeBer presents this completely modernized set of WebObjects DirectToWeb frameworks, including brand new CSS- and AJAX-based pages and components.

Check the Screencasts page to get acces to the podcast.

ERModernLook is a modernized DirectToWeb look added to Project Wonder on April 13 2010. It features tableless semantic markup, uses the Ajax framework from Wonder to supply pragmatic ajax behaviour and a slick CSS. For more details, check David LeBer's blog.

If you are a member of the new Mac Developer program, or a member of ADC Premium or Select, you can now access some WebObjects sessions coming from previous WWDCs. Two sessions are available from WWDC 2008, one session from WWDC 2007, two session from WWDC 2006 and one session from WWDC 2005. If you want to learn more about WebObjects and are a member of the Mac developers, those sessions can be really useful, so check them out! They are part of the Information Technologies track.

New podcast - ERREST

A new podcast has been added to the Screencasts page, it's a recording of Mike Schrag's presentation at WO-NoVA on February 16th 2010.

Practical WebOjects, the book written by Chuck Hill and Sacha Mallais, is now available as a eBook! You can now read it on your iPad or other platfoms that can load this eBook.