Another excellent web development course! The courses I have taken are so informative and for me it is a great way to learn. Jeff is an awesome instructor. I had no problem following the lessons and doing the course work. Everything worked out just as the lessons said it would. This course was a challenge and I would recommend a basic web course before taking ASP.NET. It was well worth the time and effort and I definitely want to continue taking more classes. Thank you!
Good course and it was very informative. Thank you for providing the links to related information that is available on the web. Very good writing style. It was easy to understand.
I enjoyed this class and learned a basic knowledge of asp.net. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to gain an understanding of asp.net. The instructor was very helpful and informative.
I really enjoyed this course. The instructor's writing style was very clear and the lessons were written very well. He provided examples throughout and made it simple to learn!
I really liked the informal, real-world instructional style. Jeff made a concerted effort to explain and describe things in a way that was accessible to non-programmers. I would definitely be interested in taking another of his courses.
I think this is an excellent mode of learning. It takes a special sort of instructor to be able to pull this together and make everyone feel that they are engaged in the class. I wish I had Jeff around all the time to translate everything Microsoft says!
This was the best ed2go class I've taken to date. I feel as if I learned a lot of realistically useful information, that I can now expand upon my online studies through books and dialogue with others and actually become PROFICIENT in ASP.NET. The teacher's writing style was engaging, the examples were well-written and easy to understand, and the assignments were accessible and HELPFUL. Thank you for a wonderful class!
David - ok, I just have to say, what an excellent response. Being in a technical support position myself, I realize the struggles related to debugging a user's problem. You zeroed right in on it, and gave another option if that did not resolve the problem. Very nice to see that sort of response, accuracy and thoroughness. You are a good example of why I am so impressed with the quality and professionalism of these on-line courses!
Course Code: asp
You'll see just what makes a Web site tick and we'll work together with a Web browser. You'll also discover how the better sites don't just send Web pages to a browser, but rather they create and customize pages right on the spot to produce an exciting user experience. Then, you'll start creating Web pages that include buttons and text boxes, which visitors can use to submit information.
In this lesson, you'll delve further into creating interactive Web sites, picking up a few programming tricks that will help make your life easier. One such technique is the use of object-oriented programming. You’ll also see how you can write code that will run on the Web server in response to the user interacting with your Web page by pushing buttons. Then, you'll combine everything you've learned so far to make some really attractive pages that incorporate various styles and controls.
In this course, we'll focus on VB.NET, and in this lesson, you'll see how you can keep track of small pieces of information using variables. You'll create a really cool calendar to try out some of the techniques you’re learning—and see just how incredibly easy it is to do. Then, you'll see how to connect to a database, and you'll learn two ways to display this data on a Web page in the browser.
Get into the nuts and bolts of databases as you see how data is stored using relationships. Then, you'll discover how to use a simple, special language called SQL to read data from a database.
In this lesson, we'll see how you can make all the pages in your Web site look similar using Master Pages. Then, you'll get to pull together everything you've learned and start building your own community Web site.
In this lesson, you'll finish building your community Web site. You'll put together pages that let users create profiles. Your users will be able to type in the text for their profiles and provide images to go with them. You'll also create a page that lets visitors view the profiles of other users. You'll find out how to present your users with a list of everybody in the community. And you'll even create a forum where people can exchange messages. And finally, we'll cover the important topic of Web security. You'll learn how to protect your Web sites from hackers and prevent some common types of attacks.
Jeffrey A. Kent is a Professor of Computer Science, teaching both traditional and online classes. He has taught a number of computer programming languages, including C, C++, Java, and Assembly. He has authored several computer programming books on different programming languages including Visual Basic, C++ and C#. He's also an attorney, and has combined both careers by writing applications for law firms.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition, available at http://www.microsoft.com/express/Web/, which are free (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Windows XP (with service Pack 3), Windows Vista (with Service Pack 2), Windows 7, or server editions listed at http://www.microsoft.com/express/Support/
1 GB RAM or more, 5 GB Free Disk Space.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.