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MVC 6: Your Web Development World is About to Get Rocked!

If you missed the live-stream of our latest webinar on 7/22/2015, never fear! Check out the link below to get yourself up to speed with MVC 6. The webinar is led by instructor and skijoring enthusiast, Don Kiely, and I should warn you in advance …it will rock your world!

For years, Microsoft did its best in battling rapid changes with the Internet to keep its ASP.NET and MVC technology up to speed. However; it’s been nearly 15 years since ASP.NET first hit the web, and those changes simply became too dramatic to overcome.

Enter Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft’s way of throwing out the “old ASP.NET manual” and rebuilding things from the ground up. Visual Studio 2015 was released on 7/20/2015, along with the .NET Framework 4.6 and updated web development tools. With MVC being part of ASP.NET, it has strapped itself in and come along for the update adventure!

This massive update now sees MVC boasting new features like broad support for new web technologies, as well as editor updates for JSON, HTML, and JavaScript. It will also now be much easier and more fun (!) to write robust web applications thanks to tools like HTML5 and CSS.

So this is a big deal?

Absolutely! Not only is the jump from ASP.NET to ASP.NET 5 as significant as switching from Classic ASP to ASP.NET was, but this bad boy is also open source! MVC, Web API, and Web Pages have been combined into a single unified open source programming model, which is hosted on GitHub. There are new tag helpers, view components, simpler dependency management, dependency injection, and more!

As you can see, there is suddenly a lot of stuff to learn about the all new Visual Studio 2015. With our new webinar, you will get a high level look at the newest MVC 6 and ASP.NET 5 features, as well as a jumpstart on building web applications using the new Microsoft stack. Instructor Don Kiely will walk you through these new and exciting changes and features, and have you ready to be a Visual Studio superstar in no time.

Check out the link below (it’s free)…just be sure to turn the volume up to eleven!

http://www.learnnowonline.com/webinars

NOTE: Both MVC 6 and ASP.NET 5 are included with this release; however, you cannot yet use them for production purposes.

The RC1 (release candidate 1) for ASP.NET 5 is slated for release in November 2015, which will have a “Go Live License”. This “Go Live License” indicates that Microsoft is ready to fully support ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6 and that they are confident that users will be able to use the technologies for production applications.

A helpful roadmap of release dates can be viewed here:

https://github.com/aspnet/Home/wiki/Roadmap

About the Author:


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 manages the LearnNowOnline customer support department. In addition to making strange but surprisingly delicious smoothies, Zach divides his time between the LearnNowOnline recording studio, providing sales demos for new and existing clients, and ensuring that each customer is taken care of. In his spare time, Zach enjoys globetrotting with his wife, playing and recording music, and attempting to get the required 1.21 gigawatts for Doc Brown’s DeLorean.

 

MVC 5 Attributes: Routing, Authentication, and Overrides

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In a daring move we held our last webinar on a Thursday instead of our usual Wednesday. Oh my, what is the world coming to? Next thing you know there will be “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” OK, maybe not. Now back to the subject at hand, our latest webinar.

Eric Greene presented an one hour webinar on the topic of MVC 5 Attributes and began by covering the many facets of Attribute Routing through coding demonstrations. Eric walked us through the process to use Authentication filters and explained how to use them with Authorization filters. He finished up by demonstrating filter overrides using Authentication and Authorization.

If our Thursday webinar didn’t match up with your schedule, as always we have the replay available for you to watch at your convenience. View the streaming replay now. Just remember, never cross the streams. If you do, when you build that killer app and the data points to something big on the horizon, it could be a 600 pound Twinkie!

By the way, are you interested in learning Ruby on Rails? If so, don’t miss our next webinar with Jordan Hudgens where he will introduce us to development using this exciting framework. Sign up now

About the Author


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Brian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

 

Avoiding hacker tricks

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So in a perfect world, your computers, servers, and web pages could not be hacked. In a perfect world, users would not be allowed access to data or your servers. In a perfect world, computers would be stand-alone machines. In a perfect world, I would have a flying car and sharks with laser beams in a moat around my castle. We all know there is no such thing as a perfect world…and the flying car has little over a year to appear, at least according to the “Back to the Future” movies.

Because we don’t live in a perfect world, we need to have computer security. Computer security is said to be a reactionary endeavor. The IT security people are always reacting to a new threat. With that being said, there are ways to be proactive. In our most recent live webinar, expert Mike Benkovich covered ways that you can prevent some of the most common attacks.

Mike explored a secure development approach and showed some of the top exploits that you need to know about. He demonstrated how you can use .NET features to stop exploits before they happen, and he showed injection attacks, cross-site scripting, and security misconfiguration. We looked at the hacker’s psyche and showed how they think and work, and learned what we can do to build more secure software. With all the stories of data breaches in the last year or so, it is even more important to be sure you are on top of security from initial development of any project.

In a perfect world, you would have been able to attend this webinar. In perfect world, there would be a recording of this webinar available to you. Well, the world is not perfect, but in this case we do have the replay of the webinar for your viewing pleasure. The world may be perfect once flying cars appear.

 

About the Author


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Brian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

Power Pivot Dashboards

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It was a sunny day last Wednesday, but our instructor Doug Ortiz spent it indoors giving a great presentation on Power Pivot Dashboards. As the moderator of this event, I also spent the time inside watching how to turn data into compelling graphical representations so you can impress your colleagues in those “we have the data but we don’t know what it means” meetings.

Those who joined us for this event saw Doug show us how to can create Dashboards, Pivot Charts, Pivot Tables and Power Views. At the end of the one hour session, Doug answered lots of good questions from the attendees. If you didn’t get a chance to ask your question, you can always e-mail webinar@learnnowonline.com and I’ll be sure your question gets to Doug.

Now for those of you who spent your time outside, or missed our webinar because there was something “more important” to do, you can find the replay in our webinar archive. You can also watch our past events, or sign up for the next webinar with Mike Benkovich and learn about Avoiding Hacker Tricks.

About the Author

BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

Cross Platform Development with Xamarin

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This week Wally McClure presented the webinar Cross Platform Development with Xamarin. He shared great information about using Xamarin to create mobile applications for iPhones and Android-based phones using Portable Class Libraries. If you missed the webinar and are interested, you can view the replay now. In fact, recordings of all of our past webinars are now available on our web site on our webinar archive page – check it out!

Our next free webinar, Getting Started with AngularJS with John Culviner, will take place on Wednesday, July 9th. This session will cover why AngularJS is quickly becoming one of the most popular frameworks for building HTML and JavaScript applications. Register now

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BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

Watch Now: SSIS Data Flows and Components

Watch the recording of our SSIS event now.*

Watch the recording of our SSIS event now.*

Last week we held our SSIS 2012/14: Data Flows and Components live learning event, presented by Don Kiely. Our thanks to Don for sharing his expertise on this popular topic.

If you missed the live event, you can watch the recording* now. You’ll learn about data flow pipelines, and how to get data from a source, transform it along the way, and store it in various data store destinations.

Our next live learning event, Making Sense of One ASP.NET featuring Mike Benkovich, will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. CDT. Register now

* To view the event recording in Chrome or Firefox, please have the Windows Media Player extension installed. Or right click on the link and select Copy Link Address; then open Windows Media player, click File>Open URL…, paste the link address in the text box, and click the OK button. 

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BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

Join Us for a Look at SSIS Data Flows and Components

SQL Server expert Don Kiely

SQL Server expert Don Kiely

I am pleased to announce our upcoming webinar SSIS 2012/14: Data Flows and Components featuring expert Don Kiely.

Here is Don’s description of what he will be covering in this event:

The Data Flow task is a special Control Flow task that moves data from a data source to a data destination, optionally transforming the data in various ways as it moves. It is so important and complex that, unlike any other Control Flow task, the Data Flow task has its own designer in SQL Server Data Tools. This is where you are likely to spend most of your time when developing any non-trivial Integration Services package that moves data rather than just performs other Control Flow tasks. The Data Flow task is the single most important task in a Control Flow and performs the majority of the work in an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) process.

During this LearnNowOnline live learning event, you’ll learn about data flow pipelines, how to get data from a source, transform it along the way, and store it in various data store destinations.

This event takes place on Wednesday, May 21st from 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT. I will be the moderator and hope to see you there!

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Can’t make it? No worries. Watch our blog next week to access the recording of the event.

About the Author

BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.