You should know about JavaOne Online
I meant to get this one out earlier but I got distracted with getting our
JDLs and TCKs
out and I forgot. Tomorrow [Wednesday (Dec 15th) at 10 am PT (GMT - 8)] Anita and Ramesh are giving a free webinar at
JavaOne Online. You can register from the link at JavaOne Online,
or directly at this
link (if I got the URL right).
I rediscovered JavaOne Online a few months ago, and I think it is worth you checking it out. It collects all the JavaOne presentations since '02, not just
the ones given at the conference but also the backups. It also has some extra
presentations, not at J1, and I expect we will be doing more of that [for
example, I am trying to arrange for a presentation giving an update on the
JAX-RPC 2.0 and JAXB 2.0 specs] and it also includes webinars.
The presentations are very compelling: you get a transcript, a PDF and
an audio synchronized with the slides (via a Flash client). The whole thing
is very useful: you can do a quick check through the PDF, listen to the whole presentation, or narrow into some slides using the transcripts and then listen for the portion you want to.
What makes the whole thing interesting is the cost. The webinars and the PDF presentations are totally free. The audio and transcript is not, but the price-point is right (IMO): $25/year, which is less than a technical book. The cost used to be quite higher but since they lowered the subscriptions have been pouring in. You
may want to give it a try, they have a free tour (try-and-by) and they have pretty
high conversion rate.
In any case, tomorrow's webinar is all free!