VS .NET Course Introduction By Peter Huang
About Me • Peter Huang • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) • Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer (SCJP) • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE (SCEA) • Work for a software development company • Lead Architect • Development Manager
Rules for the class • Stop me whenever you have a question. • There is no stupid question.
Today’s Topic • The evolution of Information Technology • Overview of Current Web Application Development Environment • Identify the most important knowledge and skills one needed to be a successful IT professional. • Identify the most promising IT advancement. • Explain the main goals of this course. • How is the class organized. • Syllabus explanation
The goal of today’s class • Gain better understanding of current IT industry. • Help you set up a goal for yourself. • Identify what to focus on. • Understand what takes to get there. • Show you what will be covered in the class and how we cover it. • Make sure you understand why we do things this way.
The Evolution of Information Technology Mainframe Computer Personal Computer Everything is Computer Internet
The Software Development Trend Simple Complex SAD RAD Stand Alone Connected
Current Software Development Characteristics • Rapid Application Development • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) • Role Partition • Intelligent Software • Self recovery • Adaptive to changes • Self Diagnosis
Current Web App. Environment • Two Main Players • Microsoft vs. the rest of the world • .Net vs. J2EE
Most Promising Technologies XML and SOAP/Web Service
Technical Skill Set for Software Developer • Generic programming knowledge – knowledge about programming in general like, C/C++, Java, algorithm, TCP/IP. • Domain Knowledge – knowledge about a particular industry or business like Insurance, Finance. • IT Environment Knowledge – knowledge about development environment, tools, and application environment like IIS, VB.NET, COM/COM+, Visual Basic, SQL Server, EJB, JSP, WebSphere.
System Developer Component Developer Business Application Developer Current Trend – Three kinds of Developers
Traditional Computer Science Class • Generic programming, you do everything by yourself, can not use existing widely used components and libraries. (Can only be System developer) • Primitive technology and skills. Have no touch on the hottest technology and toolset. • Good for learning basis, not good enough for actual work.
Two Types of Knowledge • Practical and widely used knowledge. • 20% of knowledge covers 80 % of works. • Interview required knowledge. • Concept related knowledge. • Not very usefully, but require strong understanding of details. • Hard to gain.
Main Goals of this Course • Teach you the hottest skills needed in today and tomorrow’s job market! Prepare you to become a successful application developer. • Familiar with the .NET programming environment that you will be working in. • Make sure you know WHAT, HOW, and WHY about those technologies. We emphasize more on the concept or theory (WHY). You can not remember it unless you understand it. • Give you the confidence you need for your job interview.
How do I deliver the content • Start with concept. • Use examples to illustrate it. • Student practice in the class. (Hand-on Experience) • Explain Why, Help you to understand and to remember. • Summarize what is covered in each topic. • More samples for you to take home and review. • E-mail questions to me directly. • NetClass@Hotmail.com • Show Best Practice
VB C++ C# JScript J# ASP.NET Web Forms Web Services Mobile Internet Toolkit Windows Forms .NET Framework, Language & Tools Visual Studio.NET Common Language Specification ADO.NET and XML System Classes Common Language Runtime Operating System
What is covered in this course • IIS and COM+ (1-2h) • ASP.NET (12-15h) • Real world web application design issues (3h) • SOAP and Web Service (6h) • Thread, Integration, and Deployment (3) • Software Design (OOP, Design Pattern) (3h) • Project (Putting everything together) (9-12h)
Best way to learn from this class • Have a question before coming to the class. • Actively participate in the class. • Ask questions • Participate in discussion • Review the slide after each class, and try to digest each concept. • Do practice at home. • email questions to me.
Book and References • .NET is too big for a single book • Two books are needed • I will find a good VB.NET book later • “Professional ASP.NET 1.0” ISBN 1-61007-16-7 • Best reference is from Internet • MSDN.Microsoft.com • www.google.com • Books are just for reference, I am not going to follow the book.
Prepare for the future • Take this class to gain knowledge. • Do the project to put things together and experience the whole software development life cycle. • Remember the details and whys for Interview. • NEVER STOP LEARNING.
After this Training • Solid understanding of .NET framework. • Detailed knowledge about VB.NET. • Familiar with ASP.NET programming environment. • Solid understanding of ADO.NET. • Basic understanding of SQL and SQL Server • Familiar with XML related technologies. • Familiar with Web Service architecture. • Understand the essence of software design
Best way to learn • Practice, practice, and practice. • Work smart and work hard.