I’ll admit that I thought the 9 to 9 schedule of the training was a gimmick and wouldn’t actually transpire. Happily, it wasn’t and it does. We worked until 8:45 p.m. last night and then were on our own to complete the lab and the challenge, neither of which I did because they were about garbage collection and I firmly believe that you should leave that which is the garbage collector’s to the garbage collector. I don’t want to know how it works: I want to know that it works. From the sounds of it, it works very well—though it seems a little more intrusive than Java’s garbage collector.
The class is arranged around a series of PowerPoint-based presentations. Thankfully, they use PowerPoint as an adjunct to the class even though there’s bullet points aplenty. Overall, I think the class is going to be very useful.