I’m stoked to be running this Dojo out here – the attendance at the intro to MVC a few months back was really strong, so I’m honored to be invited back to dive deeper and get you guys writing code. We are going to build out a database-backed, membership-enabled, fully functioning web app.
This is a hands on session – I need you to bring your laptop along, and I highly recommend that you have the tools installed before you come. We have about 120 minutes – which is already tight – and if you spend the first 45+ minutes installing tools, you just won’t get as much out of it!
Grab a copy of the following so you don’t have to miss any sessions and you can dive right in:
Visual Studio 2010 – But, you’ll need to add some “fresh” if you want to hang out with the cool kids. Make sure you have the following:
- Visual Studio 2010 SP1
- The latest version of NuGet
- Asp.Net MVC 4 RTM Version IMPORTANT – the project templates and tooling have changed. To get the most out of this dojo, I need you to have the final version of MVC4 running on your machine.
Just a quick note…while I am a totally huge Windows 8 fan and encourage you to try it out, for the purpose of this Dojo session I highly recommend running from Windows 7 (or boot to a VHD from Win8 to Windows 7). I will be demoing a tool that has not yet been updated to work with the new version of PowerShell on Windows 8. If you are already running Windows 8 full time (like me!) then I will be able to help you out and we can work around it.
Really looking forward to meeting everyone and working through as much code as possible in about 2 hours. See you there!