The Java University course Exploring the Struts Framework and How it Supports Web Component Development was really outstanding. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, as this area of JavaOne was new to me. I was pleasantly surprised.
The area surrounding the rooms was crowded when I arrived, and more and more people arrived during my half an hour wait. I wondered how they were going to accomodate so many people. But the individual rooms were large, holding up to 140 people each, and the one I was in was nearly full.
The instructor obviously knew his stuff, and the topic of web components and struts was covered in great detail. I don't think anyone left the place without having a good understanding of the J2EE architecture, the components available, how they fit together, and how Struts simplify the process. In addition, the book that was provided had all the slides content, including the sample code.
I highly recommend Java University to all. It clarified a lot for me, and for those who know little about J2EE, it would be a wonderful introduction. Seasoned pros would also get a lot out of it, especially for the Q&A sessions during the class.
Tomorrow I'll be going to the first General Session!