I have been pretty quiet on the blogging front as of late and I am glad that I can finally announce the reason!
I have just finished finalizing (updated) material, and a location, for a course that I will be delivering in February 2007. The course will be a one week, intense bootcamp for .Net developers. The following overview outlines (at a very high level) what will be covered.
Nothin’ But .Net is a five day boot camp that will focus on pragmatically applying .Net within the context of developing a working N-Tiered application. Registrants will learn about advanced features of .Net (2.0/3.0) as they are applied to the task of building a complete application from the UI layer all the way down to the mapping layer.
If you are expecting to come to this course to learn about how to have VS.Net automatically generate an “application” for you, then this course is NOT for you.
This course is all about taking control of the .Net framework and having it work the way you want. This course will place a heavy emphasis on getting back to the basics and making .Net do things the way you want it to, in a predictable and testable way.
This course will focus on a code centric view of application development vs. the typical databinding/designer magic covered by many typical .Net courses. You will walk away with a deep understanding of fundamental aspects of .Net and how these pieces can be used to develop and deliver enterprise scale applications.
Core Concepts Overview
Expanding the capabilities of developing with VS.Net - Enter ReSharper (a productivity add-in for Visual Studio .Net)
There’s more to life than generated code
Automation for the developer
Generics ( they’re not just for collections )
Back to basics - Rules Of Good Object Oriented Design
Driving out functionality and design through testing
Taking Control Of Databinding
Behavior (Test) Driven Development
Core design patterns applied
Pragmatic Productivity Tools For Developers
Although the list may look rather daunting, the majority of the bullet points will be covered during the evolutionary design and construction of the sample project.
One of the main goals of the course is to show how to effectively use behavior (test) driven development, design patterns and a solid toolset to develop a portion of a non-trivial application.
The course will allow students to pragmatically apply BDD practices as well as teach people how to utilize fundamental OO concepts and techniques that will allow for them to have cleaner, more loosely coupled architectures. It will also be an opportunity for students to see what is involved in creating applications that utilize a Rich Domain Model,and the supporting infrastructure that is required to use "Plain Old Objects".
I have successfully delivered this course several times in Canada over the past year with great success. I anticipate that people who are interested will find that this is a very unique course offering, not typical of what is being delivered in the mainstream.
There are only spots for 12 people to register. The course costs $2500/CAD for a full 5 days. The fee covers:
5 (8 - 12 hour days, depending on the audience availability) of bootcamp style instruction
Book - Patterns Of Application Architecture
ReSharper 2.0 License
Breakfast, lunch(and Supper if people opt for the 12 hour day)
The course is going to be hosted at DevStudios in Edmonton, Canada, and will run for the week of February 26 - March 2, 2007.
This is an initial informational message. If you are interested in finding out more about the course feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the registration page will follow shortly!!