Do you offer support?
Yes, of course, I handle support myself, directly over email. You can (and should) already reach out and ask.
Can I see some full lessons before deciding?
Definitely - it makes no sense buying a course without having an inside look to make sure it's actually valuable.
Here are a few lessons out of REST With Spring - to give you an idea about my teaching style and the depth of the material:
A lesson out of Module 7 — all about Document the API with Swagger.
And a lesson from Module 8 — on Fundamentals of Monitoring with Boot.
Finally, an interesting one — ETags in REST.
What's the difference between master class and certification class?
The certification class contains the same material as the Master Class and goes beyond it with:
The Certificate of Completion (example)
The new, extensive sets of exercises on each lesson and
The download ability for all video lessons - to help you learn offline
Will my access to the course ever expire?
Access never goes away. Once you're enrolled in the course - you have access to it indefinitely.
It does not expire, there is no time limit, and you can re-watch the lessons as much as you like.
Will I get access to future updates if I buy the course now?
Yes, of course - that's how I always structure my courses.
Existing students always get access to future updates.
Can I please get a discount?
I never use discounts or coupons for my courses. The main reason is - it's simply not fair to existing students who all bought the course at full price.
Is there a project/codebase?
Yes, of course.
You're going to be building a full application during the course, and the code will be available on GitHub to work through.
Can I share this with my team?
Sure - there are team licenses available for the course.
What does the Certificate look like?
Here's an example of the Certificate of Completion.
Note that this sample is at a lower resolution - the full high-fidelity certificate is much larger, so that it can be printed.
English isn't my primary language. Any other options?
Yes. Most students have English as a secondary language, so we created word-for-word transcriptions and captions for all lessons in the course.
Is Spring Boot a requirement?
Boot is not required, but there are areas where it helps.
The material is build with Spring Boot 2, but it's also carefully constructed to provide non-Boot alternatives where that's important.
Will the classes cover the very basics of Spring?
No, this is not an “Intro to Spring” type of course and it's not going to cover the very basics - you need some basic knowledge of the framework. However, I recently released a new course that covers the basics of Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2.
What version of Spring does the course use?
The code backing all lessons will use Spring 5 & Spring Security 5.
And, as new releases come out, I'm naturally always adding new lessons to cover the new functionality.
Can I upgrade to the bulk package (RwS + LSS)?
Sure - you can request an upgrade here.
What if I don't have 13 hours to go through everything?
A lot of students don't - and the material is structured so that you won't have to.
You can jump into any lesson, learn what you need to move your implementation forward, and jump back out. And that's exactly how many of the students are using the course.
Is there a quick overview on why to invest in the course?
Sure. Building an API with Spring is a large and technical topic, so the course page is quite large as well. If you're managing a team, or want to send a quicker read to someone, here's what you can point to.