Nothin but .Net Fundametals- College Station , TX ( January 7th - 11th, 2008 )

Nothin But .Net Fundamentals is coming to College Station, Texas for the week of January 7th-11th 2008.


Nothin‘ But .Net Fundamentals is a five day boot camp that will focus on teaching people a core understanding of how to get started developing with the .Net Framework. This course is intended as an introductory class for people who are getting started in .Net development.

This course is all about learning how to take control of the .Net framework and having it work the way you want. This course will place a heavy emphasis on basic structures in the .Net framework 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)
  • Generics ( they’re not just for collections )
  • Deep Dive into delegates and events
  • Undestranding the role of the main collection interfaces
    • IEnumerable
    • IComparer
    • IEqualityComparer
    • IComparable
    • IEqualityComparer
  • Reflection
  • Attributes
  • Fundamental Threading Constructs
  • Understanding ADO.Net
  • The .Net type system
  • Value types vs Reference types
  • Designing your own custom types
  • The role of AppDomains
  • The importance of leveraging unit testing tools
  • Pragmatic Productivity Tools For Developers

One of the main goals of the course is to teach people fundamental knowledge that they should be able to use to leverage .Net more effectively as they go forward. There will be a small application that is used throughout the course of the week to drive home and apply the concepts as they are introduced.

Seats are limited. The course costs $2500/US for a full 5 days. The fee covers:

  • 5 (8 – 14 hour days, depending on the audience availability) of bootcamp style instruction
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee Break
  • Hot Lunch
  • Supper
  • $70 Amazon book allowance
  • Software – ReSharper 3.0 License

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at

To Register for the course please use the following link: