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. External USB or Firewire drives really help. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access. If not, make sure that all required software is on your machine when you arrive.
Over the next six months we will cover the latest Microsoft tools for responsive web site development. The series starts with layout and controller basics. This will be followed by sessions on jQuery and plug-ins, templating tools like jsRender, scaffolding, REST, WebAPI, SPAs and SignalR.
These Hands-On Labs will use Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Service Pack 1. Visual Studio 2012 is recommended and you won’t need to install anything to complete the labs. If you are using Visual Web Developer 2010 you must install the components below. You can install all of them by clicking the following links:
- Visual Studio Web Developer Express SP1 prerequisites
- WPI installer for ASP.NET MVC 4
- If you’re using Visual Studio 2010 instead of Visual Web Developer 2010, install the WPI installer for ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Visual Studio 2010 prerequisites
MVC Razor allows for the creation of page fragments which helps to create modular web pages and web sites. Bill will show how to create page fragments.
Scaffolding is a quick way to jump start a website. Rob will go over the MVCScaffolding nuget package and help you create a simple website using the package.