How to expose your application’s data with Web Api – David Burela

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David Burela demonstrates how to expose data via Web API. Web API allows you to share data in your application with a wide range of other devices and platforms. Web API does this by creating a “RESTful service” which is a well-known standard for exposing and consuming data. David taught the students: How to use Entity Framework code first to create a database to hold our data How to expose the data in the database via Web API How to interact with the Web API service by using Fiddler and sending basic HTTP commands. This video is great for anyone…

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Video: FireBootCamp – Week 2 Sydney – Scrum Sprint Review

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Week 2 of FireBootCamp was a whirlwind for the students as they held their first sprint review meetings. During the sprint review they had to present the completed product backlog items to the product owner ‘Bob’ (Adam Cogan, FireBootCamp mentor in disguise) 🙂 They were challenged to deliver completed and fully tested features to the product owner on a weekly basis using the scrum methodology. Delivering features in this fashion is difficult for even the best scrum teams, so our students are learning at an extraordinary rate through practice and not just theory. Watch the video to feel the emotion…

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AngularJS and ASP .NET MVC Quickstart – Mentor Sessions – Paul Glavich

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Week 2 of the Sydney FireBootcamp started with Paul Glavich speaking to our students on AngularJS. Paul is an ASP .NET MVP and the CTO of Saasu one of Australia’s largest online accounting services built on the .NET platform. AngularJS is a Javsscript framework that enables provides features such as two-way databinding and templating. It enables you to build awesomely responsive user interfaces while avoiding big-ball-of-mud Javascript implementations. In this his session Paul taught the teams how to get started with AngularJS and provide a broad view of many of the features and concepts that make this library ever increasing…

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Windows Azure Websites Quickstart – Guest Mentor Andrew Coates

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Week 1 of FireBootCamp Sydney started with or first guest mentor Andrew Coates. Andrew is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Australia and a good friend of FireBootCamp. He helped the students navigate around Windows Azure and showed them how to get their project deployed to the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure Web Sites enables you to deploy web applications on a scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure. Andrew taught the students: How easy it is to create Windows Azure Web Sites How to implement Continuous Deployment from Team Foundation Service so that every checkin automatically deploys to a staging server on Azure How Windows…

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Video: FireBootCamp – Week 1 Sydney – Up and Running

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I’m delighted to bring you an update from week 1 of our first ever FireBootCamp, SSW’s 9 week intensive course focused on software development methodologies based on building modern web applications with ASP.NET MVC. The first week has just ended and, as the above video shows, the students are on fire! It’s always exciting to be a part of something new, and this boot camp is no exception. My highlights from the first week included the reactions from our students when showed their allocated projects, and seeing the beginnings of what I’m sure will be a very rewarding relationship between…

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Adam Cogan announces FireBootCamp

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Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director and Boot Camp Mentor, gave out the details of FireBootCamp training project: “I am proud to announce the launch of the best training course we have ever done. It takes a beginner .NET developer to a “Job Ready” world class developer in 9 weeks. Long story short, they get thrown into the fire, continuously mentored, while building a real world app. They will successfully complete 4 sprints. I called it FireBootCamp.” Read the complete post at Adam’s blog: From zero to .NET hero in 9 weeks with FireBootcamp.

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