WebMatrix, Razor, jQuery


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.

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.

Rob Keiser

Rob Keiser is a .Net developer, Architect and freelance writer for PC Today magazine. He has been building Windows application using various languages and tools for the past 20 years. Rob has also created some Windows Phone applications including Lunar Phase and NOAA Buoy.