In this class I will give you an overview of the free software development tool that Microsoft offers, Visual Studio Community Edition, SQL Server Express 2014 and Visual Studio Online. I will show you how to download and install each of these tools and establish your development environment for .NET development. Microsoft offers some of the best developer tools and now you can get them for free! In addition, by using Visual Studio Online you can store your source code in the cloud and collaborate with a small team of developers for no charge. I will show you how to take advantage of this and other features of Visual Studio Online. After taking this class you will be able to set up a world class development environment and start developing code.
In this lecture I will describe the basic editions of Visual Studio and the features that each edition offers. I will also describe some of the features the free edition of Visual Studio.
I will cover the step by step instructions on how to download and install Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition.
Before we write our first program I will describe the basic features of a console program.
In this lesson we will write our first program and I will show you the basic operations of Visual Studio.
In this lesson I will give a brief history of Microsoft SQL server and briefly describe some of the editions that are available.
Step by step instructions on how to download and install SQL Server Express 2014.
In this lesson I will take you though step by step instructions on how to download and install SQL Server Express edition.
After installing the database I will demonstrate some of the basic operations of the SQL Server Management Console. I will show you how to create a database with a new table and then populate that table with data. I will also demonstrate basic backup and restore operations.
In this lesson I will describe some of the features offered by Visual Studio online and how those features are useful to a software development team.
In this lesson I will show you how to sign you up for your free account and set up your first project.
In this lesson I will show you how to configure Visual Studio Express to connect to the Visual Studio online code repository and how to upload your project into this repository. I will also demonstrate basic check in and check out operations.
In this lesson I will explain the basic features of Visual Studio LightSwitch.
In this lesson I will show you how to download and install VisualStudio LightSwitch. It does not come with Visual Studio Community edition, it is a separate download and install.
In this lesson I will show you a simple example of how to develop your first Visual Studio LightSwitch program.
In this lesson I will introduce Visual Studio Code, which is a new code editor from Microsoft with multi platform support. I will describe some of the history as well as some of the major features of the software.
In this lesson I will show you how to download and install VisualStudio Code. This is a separate piece of software from Visual Studio and is designed to be a lightweight code editor. There are also versions for Mac OS X and Linux.
A brief quiz to test your knowledge of the Visual Studio Code program
In this lesson I will demonstrate some of the major features of the software in a screencast.
Here are some additional links you can get some more information on Visual Studio Code.
In this PDF file I have included some helpful links to get additional information on Microsoft .NET development.
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