Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core

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Overview

Learn to write clean, well-tested, advanced C# code using industry standard software engineering patterns and Microsoft's new ASP.NET Core framework.

You will use Visual Studio Community Edition to create ASP.NET MVC Core applications and work with Azure to deploy applications onto a live server within the cloud. The course focuses on fundamental computer science concepts like object-oriented programming, advanced data structures and algorithms, and the foundations of Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core Framework. Students will progressively build projects from start to finish following industry best practices and standard agile methodology.

This course includes career development curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The Daytime track is 400 hours total. Course hours include lecture, lab, and coworking.

Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be ready for an entry-level software development position by:

  • Build and contribute to web applications, using an architecture and framework that promotes maintainability, scalability, and collaboration. These skills will be fully demonstrated during project weeks through their team development of a prototype, adhering to industry best practices and patterns.
  • Applying Computer Science fundamentals when analyzing the trade-offs between competing solutions when choosing data structures and algorithms, through daily whiteboard challenges to be prepared for technical interviews.
  • Participating in a series of career development workshops to build a network, establish a clean online presence, polish a resume, and establish other professional skills.
  • Follow industry-standard collaborative development practices to completing a large project in week-long sprints, utilizing agile techniques such as user story construction, proper git-flow with a Kanban board, peer reviews, and individual retrospectives.

Prerequisites

  • Code 301
    • Students with previous experience can test out of this requirement in their application. If you'd like to test straight into this course, please make sure you have experience with all of the topics listed on the Code 201 and Code 301 course pages.
  • All students are expected to complete the prework for this course before the first day of class.

Topics

Concepts

  • C# Fundamentals
  • Error Handling
  • Unit Tests
  • Test Driven Design
  • OOP Principles
  • LINQ
  • Generic Collections
  • Concurrency
  • Recursion
  • Identity and Authentication
  • Entity Framework Core
  • Security and Performance
  • Design Patterns
  • Application Deployment
  • 3rd Party Service Integration
  • ASP.NET Core Fundamentals
    • MVC
    • Web APIs
    • Authentication/Authorization
    • Razor Pages
    • View Components
    • OAUTH
    • Collaboration

      • Group Projects
      • Whiteboard Challenge Groups

      Languages & Frameworks

      • C#
      • ASP.NET Core
      • Bootstrap

      Environment and Tools

      • SQL Server
      • Microsoft Azure
      • Visual Studio Community Edition
      • GitHub

      Data Structures and Algorithms

      • Big O Asymptotic Analysis
      • Linked Lists
      • Stacks/Queues
      • Trees
      • Binary Search Trees
      • Sorting Algorithms
      • Hash Tables
      • Graphs
      • Daily Whiteboard Interview Practice

      Career Transition Services

      Changing careers is about more than learning a new skill. In tandem with your software development education, you will receive powerful career-building strategic training so you can confidently start your job search as soon as (or even before!) you graduate.

      Our Career Transition Services provide training, mentoring, leadership, and introductions to industry partners to help you become a more well-rounded software developer and a leader in your field. These services, which start in Code 201 and continue after Code 401 graduation, involve a series of events, workshops, and assignments that help you think holistically about your new career and take actionable steps towards success. Learn More »

      Material Requirements

      You are required to supply your own laptop that meets the below requirements. Chromebooks are not suitable for this course, since you can’t directly control installed software. You are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your computer throughout the course. The course pre-work will have specific instructions for configuring your computer to be ready for the first day of class.

      • Fully up to date, with the latest version of the operating system and all security updates installed.
      • At least 50GB of free space on the hard drive.
      • At least 8GB of RAM. 16GB RAM strongly preferred.
      • Free of viruses, and in general working order.

      By the first day of class, you will need:

      Stacked Modules

      Concepts in each of our courses are taught using stacked modules, where a new concept is introduced in each class session, building upon what came before it. This is a challenging style that requires persistence, practice, and collaboration, but allows more concepts to be introduced over the length of the course. This method helps students learn and retain more information in a short period of time. Learn more about stacked modules »

      Homework Policy

      In order to pass the class, students must attain at least 90% of available points.

      Professionalism

      Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required, in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class. Passing requires at least 90% attendance. Students should always contact the instructors ahead of time if they are unable to attend all or part of published class / lab hours.

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