As promised, 2008 is the year that new courses get brought into the mix. I am happy to announce that Wendy Friedlander has jumped on as a trainer with the Nothin But * line of courses and is going to be offering a new course strictly targeting developers wanting to learn how to pragmatically utilize WPF.
You can register for the course here.
Here is an overview:
Nothin But WPF is a five day boot camp style course that will focus on applying WPF development best practices in the context of developing a working application. Registrants will learn about how to practically apply WPF as they apply it to the task of building a complete application with focus on a WPF user interface and design patterns.
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.
If you are expecting to come to this course to learn how to make cool widgets or animations, then this course is NOT for you.
This course is all about leveraging and understanding of the .Net WPF framework and having it work the way you want. This course will place a heavy emphasis on creating user interfaces that provide an enriching experience in a predictable, creative and testable way.
There will be no use of any designers and all UI will be hand written xaml. I will teach development techniques and wpf patterns that will dramatically increase your day to day productivity as a software developer.
This course will focus on a code centric view of application development instead of the designer magic covered by many typical .Net courses. You will walk away with a deep understanding of fundamental aspects of WPF and how these pieces can be used to develop and deliver enriching, fun applications.
Core Concepts Overview
Expand the capabilities of developing with VS.Net - Enter ReSharper (a productivity add-in for Visual Studio .Net)
There's more to WPF than elaborate interfaces
XAML UI Elements
Styles and Resources
About The TEACHER: WENDY FRIEDLANDER
Wendy Friedlander is a software developer and agile evangelist. Over the past few years she has introduced companies to user stories, iterative planning, test driven development and other agile practices. She has worked on agile teams that embrace XP practices, including pair programming, CI and TDD. Working in these environments has ensured her success as a mentor and deep understanding of team dynamics. In addition to her interest in agile team interaction, Wendy is an expert in test driven development, object oriented design and C#, including Threading, Remoting, WebServices, WinForms and WPF. She offers consulting and agile coaching through her company, Agile Solutions LLC. When she is not developing, writing or speaking about agile, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.
Seats will fill up fast so hurry here and register while there is time!!