Last years a great number of technologies came up to the world of .NET platform: nowadays we have the full (classic) .NET framework with CLR as a runtime, Mono with its own runtime, .NET Core with Core CLR, WinRT, UWP and Xamarin, a new JIT compiler RyuJit, .NET Standard, PCL, .Net Native, new Roslyn compiler with open API, NuGet based project management. God’s sake! It’s so simple to get lost in that ocean of technologies. You need to understand the overall picture to feel comfortable today. Didn’t you feel like a small fish in the ocean last time? Well, I did. I questioned myself, "what the hell is going on around me?" I didn’t quite understand the directions in which technologies develop. I didn’t know what to expect, what to learn next. In such situation, you feel helpless. And what we are going to do in the course is that we’re going to eliminate this nasty feeling of being helpless by learning all the most important notions in the modern .NET platform.
No fluff, no ranting, no beating the air. I esteem your time. The course material is succinct, yet comprehensive. All important concepts are covered. For absolute beginners, I offer my help on Skype absolutely free if requested. Don't forget that this course has English subtitles, so if you don't understand my accent, feel free to turn them on.
Take this course and you will be satisfied.
Build a deep understanding of modern .NET concepts
If you go behind the modern .NET directions, then this course is for you. This course will bring a whole picture of what's going on nowadays in the world of .NET, so you'll understand what you can and what you can't achieve using specific technologies. This course is like a navigation map.
Content and Overview
The goal of this course is to reveal the whole picture of the .NET world. One of the most profound technologies is the new .NET Core platform, so learning it, is a second primary goal of this course.
Of course, all the way along we will discuss all the other technologies I mentioned above.
This course is built for all kind of C# developers who are interested in learning the .NET platform. This course is beneficial for juniors as well as for seniors who want to stay well-informed about modern .NET platform. I’m sure any student will find something interesting and useful in this course.
The main prerequisite is to be familiar with development on the .NET platform in C#. That’s all you need.
In short, the course covers the following topics:
How long is this course: The course is around 2 hours. All are video lectures. You will be able to download all the slides and code samples used in the course.
Keywords related to the course:
High-level overview of classic .NET platform.
High-level overview of Mono platform.
High-level overview of .NET Core platform.
Learn what the .NET Native and CoreRT is. This is a technology which implements ahead-of-time compiling in order to make the resulting application run much faster.
High-level overview of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms which are based on Mono runtime.
High-level overview of WinRT and its successor UWP.
Roslyn is a new compiling platform. C# and VB now compile by Roslyn.
High-level overview of NuGet as a system of dependencies management via packages.
Conclusion of the .NET Ecosystem Overview module.
Outline of the .NET Core - The Future of .NET module.
Learn how to install .NET Core: runtime + SDK.
Learn the Command-Line Interface os CLI in short which enables creating and managing .NET Core projects.
Learn how to create a .NET Core console application from within Visual Studio.
Learn two major ways of deployment: SCD (Self-Contained Deployment) and FDD (Framework-Dependent Deployment).
Learn the relationships between UWP and .NET Core at a project level.
Learn the problem of cross-compilation.
Learn what PCLs provide for solving the cross-compilation problem. Actually, almost nothing)))
Learn what .NET Standard is. How it is different from PCL.
Learn how to use .NET Standard libraries from within different types of projects.
Learn how to discover the portability problems with the tool ".NET Portability Analyzer".
Learn how to create and write unit-tests in .NET Core.
Learn what's coming in the near future.
Conclusion of the .NET Core - The Future of .NET module.
I'm thankful enough for that I love what I do.
I began my career as a postgraduate student participating in Microsoft ImagineCup contest.
I've been working with .NET platform since 2003. I've been professionally architecting and implementing software for nearly 7 years, primarily based on .NET platform. I'm passionate about building rich and powerful applications using modern technologies. I'm a certified specialist in Windows Applications and Service Communication Applications by Microsoft. I'm one of the coordinators of the MSK.NET User Group in Moscow.
"If it's work, we try to do less. If it's art, we try to do more." - Seth Godin.
What I can say is that software is my art.