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Course “Web Applications Development with .NET Framework and ASP.NET” in TU-Sofia

Starting from February 2010 I will lead a team of .NET software engineering professionals who will teach the course “Web Applications Development with .NET Framework and ASP.NET” at the Technical Univesity – Sofia (TU-Sofia). The course complements the fundamental university education with contemporary Web development technologies. The outcomes for the students are the acquisition of practical skills for building rich-data Web applications based on .NET Framework, LINQ-to-SQL, SQL Server, ASP.NET, AJAX and Silverlight.

Course Organizers

The course is organized by the Students Council in TU-Sofia who invited Svetlin Nakov and his team to teach it for all students in TU-Sofia. The course is supported and sponsored by Telerik Corporation (large Bulgarian software development company which was recently listed in the Red Herring: Global 100 Winners).

Course Annotation

The „Web Applications Development with .NET Framework and ASP.NET” course objective is to introduce the students to the fundamentals of C#, .NET Framework, databases and Web application development with ASP.NET and AJAX. Students will learn how to build dynamic data-driven Web applications with SQL Server and ASP.NET. The course starts with the basics of C# language (data types, expressions, statements, loops, arrays, methods, strings, collections, exceptions, etc.), object-oriented programming with C# (classes and interfaces, constructors, properties, events, methods, etc.), relational databases, SQL language and SQL Server, data access technologies (LINQ and LINQ-to-SQL). The main focus is on Web technologies, starting from HTTP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, through the fundamentals of ASP.NET and ASP.NET Web Forms. Advanced topics include building rich-data applications with ASP.NET data-bound controls, using master pages, AJAX and Silverlight. All topics covered in the course will be demonstrated in a practical session demonstrating how to build building a sample dynamic rich-data Web application from scratch, step-by-step.

Training Program

  1. Course Overview – Presenting the Course Objectives, Lecturers, Exams, etc..NET Framework Overview – .NET, .NET Framework, CLR, MSIL, Assemblies, CTS, .NET languages
  2. C# Language Overview – Part I – Data Types, Operators, Expressions, Statements, Console I/O, Conditional Statements, Loops, Arrays, Methods
  3. C# Language Overview – Part II – Creating and Using Objects, Exceptions, Strings, Generics, Collections, Attributes
  4. Object-Oriented Programming with C# – Defining Classes, Constructors, Properties, Methods, Delegates, Events, Static Members, Interfaces, Inheritance, Polymorphism
  5. Databases, SQL and MS SQL Server – RDBMS, SQL Language, SQL SELECT, Joins, Aggregate Functions, Grouping, SQL INSERT, SQL UPDATE, SQL DELETE, MS SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio
  6. LINQ and LINQ-to-SQL – LINQ Operators and Expressions, Projections, Conversions, Aggregations, LINQ-to-SQL, Visual Studio LINQ-to-SQL Designer, Using DataContext to Read / Create / Update / Delete Data
  7. Web Technologies Basics – HTTP, HTML, Text, Images, Tables, Forms, CSS, JavaScript
  8. ASP.NET – Part I – ASP.NET Web Forms, Code Behind Pages, Page Execution Model, Web Server Controls, HTML Server Controls, Creating Simple Web Applications
  9. ASP.NET – Part II – Data Binding and Data-Bound Controls: Data Sources (LinqDataSource, ObjectDataSoucre), GridView, FormView, DetailsView, DataList, Repeater, ListView, Pager
  10. ASP.NET – Part III – Session and State Management, Master Pages and Navigation, User Controls, Web.config, ASP.NET Membership, IIS and Deployment
  11. ASP.NET AJAX – ScriptManager, UpdatePanel, AJAX Control Toolkit
  12. Silverlight – XAML, Text, Images, Graphics, Shapes, Creating Silverlight Applications, Text Controls, Buttons, List Controls, Data Binding and Data-Bound Controls
  13. Practical Project Demo – Creating Dynamic Rich-Data ASP.NET Web Application – Step-by-Step Live Demo
  14. Additional Topic #1 – Student will Suggest Interesting Topics
  15. Additional Topic #2 – Student will Suggest Interesting Topics

Lecturers Team

Requirements to Attend the Course

  • Basic computer programming skills
  • Basic understanding of object-oriented-programming (OOP) concepts
  • English language

Assesment and Exams

Students will be assigned to develop as a practical project dynamic Web application based on .NET Framework, ASP.NET Web Forms, SQL Server and LINQ-to-SQL. Sample projects: dynamic photo album, CMS system, blog system, dating site, online game, Web mail, etc.Authors of the best projects will be awarded by our sponsor Telerik.

Official Web Site

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