ASP.NET Core Web Development


You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access so you can download on-site.

We revisit ASP.NET Core for three months prior to its summer release. There is a lab series from the Microsoft //build conference that will serve as our guide:

https://github.com/Microsoft-Build-2016/CodeLabs-WebDev

Please download the Zip file for this lab. You will also need ASP.NET 5 RC which is on this page:

https://get.asp.net/

Use the link on the right to install the latest build of ASP.NET Core (the artish formerly known as ASP.NET 5).

We begin in Module 1 with a quick run through of an MVC site template to demonstrate what has changed from the ASP.NET we all know and love. This includes new folder structures, Bower and Gulp dependencies, a new config system, new hosting options, and some command line goodness. Module 2 builds from an empty website as we add static files, mvc support, middleware, and authentication.

You will need Visual Studio 2015 (any version) with the latest ASP.NET Core release.

Bill Wolff

Bill Wolff is an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies under the name Agility Systems. He served as the SharePoint Practice Director at Capax Global, Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation, and ran the Microsoft Alliance at LiquidHub. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the philly.NET user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President of the Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP.

Ken Lovely

Ken is an innovative Information Architect with 20 years’ experience specializing in Microsoft platform technologies. He holds several Microsoft certifications; MCSE, MCPD, MCDBA, MCTS. He has designed and developed systems for financial, banking, cable and insurance industries.  He has strong system development and diagnostic skills. He has been training developers for 10 years. Besides developing data systems Ken also programs lighting software that he uses to light up his neighborhood at Christmas time – www.lovelychristmaslights.com