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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 would suggest using the geoserver tag to sort by frequent questions and review those. – PolyGeo Jun 3 at 20:20
    
I've skimmed over the top 10 frequent questions with the geoserver tag, and they all are talking about stuff I don't yet know. All I'd really like to get is a quick-start guide to gen stuff going in the right direction (preferably without a need of becoming a geography master). – Boris Milner Jun 3 at 20:40

I have some notes and tutorials on setting GeoServer up and building web mapping apps at http://ian01.geog.psu.edu.

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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
    
The link here seems to be broken. – PolyGeo Jun 4 at 2:17

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:

http://live.osgeo.org/en/quickstart/geoserver_quickstart.html

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I found this is also a good one: http://khayer.wordpress.com/

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

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiH4K1NLOZA

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