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One Million Downloads

Users have now downloaded over one million files from the Eclipse and Java Video Tutorials project. That's an average of over 2,000 files per day and represents about 250,000 hours of video instruction on Eclipse and Java.

"I'm very pleased that these tutorials continue to be popular and valuable", said Mark Dexter, lead developer. "I never expected this many people to find them useful, and I am sincerely gratified."... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-10-22

Hungarian Version of Total Beginner Tutorial Completed

All 16 lessons of the popular video tutorial "Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners" are now available with Hungarian captions. The lesson files, as well as a Hungarian version of the Tutorial Companion Guide, may be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=200662&package_id=275814.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-10-08

Hungarian Captions for Total Beginners Tutorial

The popular Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners video tutorial is being released with Hungarian captions. Lessons 1 - 6 and the Tutorial Companion Document are available for immediate download. Hungarian captions for Lessons 7 - 16 will be completed in June.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-05-13

500,000 Tutorial Downloads

Today the Eclipse and Java Video Tutorials project surpassed 500,000 file downloads. That's an average of over 2,200 daily downloads since the release of the first tutorial, Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners, in July 2007.

"I'm very gratified that so many people have found these tutorials to be helpful", said Mark Dexter, lead developer. "It shows the need for quality training materials on Eclipse and Java."... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-03-08

Debugger Tutorial Now Has Closed Captions

Optional closed captions are now available for the tutorial Eclipse and Java: Using the Debugger. These captions make the full content of the tutorial available without sound and also can help viewers whose first language is not English.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-02-17

Persistence Tutorial Now Has Captions, Improved Format

A new and improved version of the Eclipse and Java: Introducing Persistence tutorial is now released. Three format improvements have been added: (1) optional closed captions make the full content available without sound; (2) table of contents navigation allows you to navigate to specific topics within each video; and (3) you can play the "lessonxx.swf" file directly and re-size the video on your screen during playback.... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-02-06

Using the Eclipse Workbench Tutorial Released

Using the Eclipse Workbench is now released. This free 6-lesson video tutorial will teach you how to use the great features of the Eclipse workbench. It is designed to be applicable to many different Eclipse users, not just Java programmers.

This tutorial does not cover programming in Java or any other language. Instead, it covers using editors, views, perspectives, help, and other important features of the Eclipse workbench. ... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2008-01-26

Total Beginners Now Has Closed Captions, Improved Format

A new and improved version of the popular Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners tutorial has just been released. The content is the same, but three major format improvements have been added: (1) optional closed captions make the full content available without sound; (2) table of contents navigation allows you to navigate to specific topics in each video; and (3) by playing the “lessonxx.swf” file directly, it is now possible to re-size the video on your screen during playback.... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-12-02

200,000 Downloads in Under 4 Months

Today, the Eclipse and Java Video Tutorials project passed the 200,000 download mark. Three complete tutorials are available, with more in the works. These free tutorials are being used in homes, universities, and organizations around the world to help programmers learn Java and Eclipse. Thanks for your support!

Check out what users are saying about the tutorials in the Open Discussion forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=714285. For more information about all three tutorials, see the project web site at http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-11-13

Using the Debugger Tutorial Released

Eclipse and Java: Using the Debugger is now released. This free 7-lesson video tutorial will teach you how to use the powerful Eclipse Java Debugger to debug your programs and learn more about programming in Java.

More information is available at the project web site http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-11-08

Introducing Persistence Tutorial Released

Eclipse and Java: Introducing Persistence is now released. This free 12-lesson video tutorial is follows the popular Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners tutorial. It is designed to teach beginning Java programmers how to save Java objects to disk files using XML or object serialization.

More information is available at the project web site http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-09-24

100,000 Downloads So Far

As of today, users have made over 100,000 downloads of the Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners tutorial lesson files. Over 5,000 people have downloaded all 16 lessons over the last 2 months. Thanks for your support!

Check out the project web site at http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net/ for new tutorials and other information.

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-09-24

25,000 Downloads and Counting!

Users have downloaded more than 25,000 tutorial files from Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners. That's more than double the number from just 8 days ago. Over 2,000 people have downloaded the first lesson, and more than 1,200 people have downloaded all 16. Thanks for your support.

If you have comments about the videos or would like to suggest topics for new tutorials, please post your ideas on the Open Discussion forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=714285. Happy coding!

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-08-16

Your Feedback Requested

The author is looking for feedback on Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners. What did you like or not like? How about ideas for new tutorials? Any other comments or suggestions? Please submit feedback in the Open Discussion Forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=714285. Thanks!

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-08-10

11,000 Downloads and Counting

Users downloaded over 11,000 files from Eclipse and Java For Total Beginners in the project's first three weeks. Over 1,000 people have downloaded one or more lessons and over 500 people have downloaded all 16 lessons. Thanks for the great response!

For those of you who have worked through some of the lessons, the author would like to hear from you. Please see the Open Discussion forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=714285 for more information.... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-08-08

Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners version 1.0 released

Version 1.0 of the video tutorial “Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners” is now available for download. This free tutorial consists of 16 fully-narrated video lessons totaling 3 1/4 hours that teach beginning Java concepts using the Eclipse IDE. No prior experience with Eclipse or Java is assumed.

These tutorials are based on the just-released Eclipse Europa Project, version 3.3. The tutorials emphasize agile software development using the “test-first” approach. All source code is entered real time. The allows the user to work side-by-side with the tutorials and to learn many Eclipse short-cuts for entering, editing, and refactoring Java source code. Basic Java syntax and commands are introduced and explained. The 41-page Tutorial Companion Guide contains lesson outlines, listings of other learning resources, a glossary of terms, and code snapshots.... read more

Posted by Mark Dexter 2007-07-22