Building Blocks: Initialize() Jump Start

Excited about //build? Get ready with this Jump Start—the first in our new “Building Blocks” series. Get up to speed—or dust off your skills—on the Microsoft platform. Whether you’re a web, app, C#, .NET, or JavaScript developer, this course delivers what you need. Popular presenters Jeremy Foster and Christopher Harrison walk through various modern paradigms comparing JavaScript and C# side by side on the Microsoft platform. Join this task-focused event, and prepare to get the most out of your //build experience.

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Building Blocks: Construct() Jump Start     March 27, 2014
Building Blocks: Extend() Jump Start     March 28, 2014

Course Outline:

  • ​LINQ and Array Functions
  • Asynch and Promises
  • TPL and Web Workers
  • HTTP Client Versus XHR
  • OData Consumption
  • Libraries SignalR and Reactive Extensions
Instructor Team
​Jeremy Foster | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @codefoster

As a Developer Evangelist, Jeremy Foster's role is to inform and inspire developers about Microsoft's tools and platforms. Jeremy was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, and he gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he joined Microsoft. Jeremy aims to help and inspire other software developers to write code and to write it right.

Christopher Harrison | ​Microsoft Certified Trainer/GeekTrainer Inc. | @geektrainer
Christopher Harrison is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SharePoint and SQL Server. He's the owner and Head Geek at GeekTrainer, Inc. He's been training for more than 12 years, with a couple of breaks in the middle to take on full-time developer jobs. These days, he focuses on training, presenting at conferences, and consulting.
Live Event Details
March 26, 2014
9:00am-5pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developer

Experienced programmers seeking to strengthen their skills on the Microsoft platform.