You must bring a laptop. DeVry has tables with outlets so 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 Internet access but you need to bring an Ethernet cable. If not, make sure that all required software is on your machine when you arrive.
If you don’t have Visual Studio 2010 yet, install Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 trial directly on your laptop. If you can’t run Visual Studio 2010 on your laptop, prepare a virtual environment.
We will demonstrate new Webmatrix features by using simple labs designed by Bill and Rob. Database development, MVC concepts, Razor syntax, jQuery scripting, and Visual Studio integration will be covered. Download and install WebMatrix here:
Use the WebMatrix learning page on this site to prepare for the class. The online tutorial is a good start (also availalbe as a 200+ page PDF).
There will be a 15 minute LiveMeeting presentation by Todd Anglin of Telerik. He will demonstrate their web and mvc components.