This five-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills to develop web applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio and WebMatrix 2.
The course introduces the Microsoft web stack and shows how to use WebMatrix 2 to develop web applications. The course will help students understand how start with basic web development concepts, and how to use existing applications from the Application Gallery. The course will describe basic web development, including CSS, plug-ins, scripting, basic data access, and application hosting. The course will also describe how to use Windows Azure for application hosting, and how to move beyond WebMatrix 2 into Visual Studio.
This course is intended for web developers who are beginners and have some knowledge of HTML. These web developers create sites for a range of different customer and companies, often by observing and re-purposing existing HTML pages, styles, and scripts. They work primarily with static webpages and in-line formatting. They do not often work in a team and use an ISV to host most of their customers sites.
Typically, these web developers:
- Create a website for a small company or voluntary organization.
- Add multiple static webpages to a website.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the components of Microsoft web technologies that developers can use to host websites, host data, run code, and develop code.
- Describe how a website is developed, including the planning, development, testing, iteration and release phases and how to use WebMatrix 2 in each phase.
- Create a website by using WebMatrix 2 and add dynamic webpages to enable user interaction.
- Describe how to store data in a database and display it on a WebMatrix 2 site to create a dynamic web application.
- Integrate images, audio files, video files, and other media into a web application for different browsers.
- Apply a consistent visual style and user-friendly navigation hierarchy to a website.
- Describe possible locations for hosting a production website and deploy a completed website to a chosen hosting provider.
- Describe the common sources of website errors and use WebMatrix 2 tools and coding techniques to diagnose problems and correct code.
- Integrate information supplied from web services, data feeds, RESTful services, and other sources into a web application.
- Browse the packages available in the NuGet tool, select a package that matches a functional requirement, add it to a web application, and write code that uses the features of the package.
- Ensure a website is secure against malicious attacks and identify users before granting them access to sensitive content.
- Describe how client-side coding techniques accelerate responses to users and reduce network traffic for a website, and use common client-side coding techniques.
- Analyze the user traffic on a public website and optimize the site to appear close to the top of search engine results.
- Create a fully functional website by beginning with an application from the WebMatrix 2 application gallery and adding features to meet unusual or unique customer requirements.
- Describe the features of Visual Studio and ASP.NET Web Forms that enable developers to create more powerful web applications.