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What are sources where I can learn how to use GeoServer?

I know of these two sites:

But I am interested in more complex information, and not to read only documentation.

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really need to know about what you want to do – iant Mar 31 '11 at 15:02
I want to get familiar with the software (server). Later i want to compare data loading via WMS and WFS – com Mar 31 '11 at 18:07
I think it'd be helpful if we know what you're going to use it for. That way the answers would be more focused. – R.K. Jun 4 '11 at 13:36

I have some notes and tutorials on setting GeoServer up and building web mapping apps at

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has this site gone away? Do you have an alternative site with the goodies? Cheers – Mark C Nov 27 '13 at 4:48
It lives in the US so I may have problems rebooting this week – iant Nov 27 '13 at 9:25
The Cleaner probably unplugged it to vacuum the floor .. Cheers .. – Mark C Nov 29 '13 at 10:20

I found this is also a good one:

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great. thanks!!! – com Jun 3 '11 at 22:21

Although it is a 'quickstart' and may not qualify as more complex information, I found this quite thorough and useful, it uses the geoserver installation on the osgeolive image/bootable disk. I use the virtual machine with the free VMware Player:

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If you want to learn with video and example , here is the nice link to learn. Here it has been shown that how to publish shape files(point,line and polygon) to geoserver.

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