The Web Camp in Los Angeles was a great success last Friday with Phil Haack, Jon Galloway and myself imparting a raft of knowledge on ASP.NET MVC 2, jQuery, Entity Framework Code-first, ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor. However, there’s little time to pat ourselves on the back – because this week marks the launch of the September Edition of the Web Camps Training Kit!
Online and available as a download
The previous version of the Web Camps Training Kit was only available as a download, but we listened to your feedback and are now publishing it online too! Choose your flavor below:
What’s new in the Web Camps Training Kit – September edition?
The goal for Web Camps is to provide great training events and an accompanying Training Kit so that web developers have thing they can rely to build websites and apps on the Microsoft Web Platform. To be a complete web developer, you have to understand many different types of technology, not just the server side. You also need to know technologies like jQuery, OData and when/how to leverage Web Apps like Umbraco, Kentico, DotNetNuke and more. As things move so fast, you’ll also need to keep in touch with the latest developments in HTML 5 and how to take advantage of them in the websites you build.
So, in the September edition we are starting to introduce some new technologies areas that help you to keep on the cutting edge. This is only the beginning and in future editions we will be constantly adding to future versions of the Training Kit. Here are some new things I would like to highlight:
Working with the .appendTo() team we’ve put together 3 jQuery sessions with presentations, demo scripts and source code. This content covers some of the fundamentals of jQuery and then extends using Ajax as well as jQuery Templates and jQuery UI.
- IE 9 & HTML 5
With the IE9 Beta just out the door, we’ve provided you some presentations on how to develop on IE9 as well as some of the enhancements the team have made on performance. This is useful background material and we’ll be following this up with more content in the next release.
- ASP.NET MVC 2
The ASP.NET MVC 2 content has been refreshed and we’re now basing all the content off the MVC Music Store. There are presentations, labs and demo scripts that walk you through build the site and we’ve also provided a bonus lab on how to start adding Tests to the project.
- Web Apps
The beauty of Web Apps are that they install really easily and they get you to 80% of a completed solution with little effort. You can customize and tweak them the rest of the way for your own requirements to build complete solutions for customers is no time at all. In this release we’ve teamed up with Umbraco, Kentico and DotNetNuke to provide presentations, videos and labs for you to get started building solutions.
OData is the new standards-based web protocol for querying and updating data. If you are writing an API for your website, it’s worth seeing how you can leverage OData to give developers a clean and familiar way to access your data. Or, if you are interested in consuming one of the many OData services out there then there are a bunch of SDKs out there to get started in your language. We provide an intro presentation into OData with more content coming soon to help you learn the programming syntax.
Phew – there’s lots of new content in this release and it’s been fun pulling it all together. We’ll continue to add more as well as update existing pieces as they become out of date. Of course, if you have feedback we’d love to here it – please get in contact here.
Don’t forget about the events – you can get expert training by registering for a Web Camp here. We will be releasing a raft of new event dates very soon. We are going large – stay tuned!