Enterprise Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework

5 Day Course
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Developing other than a very small software project involves the integration of many technologies. This course takes you through the various technologies and good practices that form part of the .NET landscape.

Practical exercises are used to consolidate the information learned during the lecture sessions, multimedia presentations and demonstrations. All demonstration, exercise and solution code is available to take home after the course.

The course is intended for experienced C# developers who have used VS2008/.NET35 extensively. The course runs on .NET4.0 and VS2010.

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Software Partitioning (1 topic)

  • Software typically has to interact with other software. Learn the options available.

Dependency Management (1 topic)

  • The OO paradigm can be summarized into 1 word : dependencies. Clearly software that interacts with other software must have dependencies; covered here are the different ways of achieving that.

Serializers (1 topic)

  • When communicating to other machines or to other technologies, serialization is almost always used. Covered here are the serializers, formatters and the DataContract serializer.

Agile (1 topic)

  • Visual Studio now has what it needs to do proper TDD. Covered here are Nunit and MSTest, Rhino Mocks, Data-driven tests and Continuous Integration. Code Contracts is new in .NET4 and is part of the "Contract-First" approach.

Essential COM Interop (1 topic)

  • RCW, CCW and PIA's are all part of COM Interop. Some .NET4 additions mean you can interface just as easily from C# as previously could only be done from VB.

Essential CAS (1 topic)

  • Its important to know about Code Access Security. Its not widely used be developers but is the absolute security longstop. We cover Imperative & Declarative permissions and Isolated storage.

Programming for Performance (1 topic)

  • Working with the Garbage collector and some of the 'gotchas' of this paradigm. Some code constructs have a significant performance hit and are best avoided.

Async Programming (1 topic)

  • Explore the different ways of bringing threads into play and control thread interaction.

Task Parallel Library (1 topic)

  • One of the major advances in .NET4 is the TPL. This allows the developer to leverage all the power of the CPUs without the traditional pitfalls of this consuming all developer time. Learn about options for migrating your code to the parallel universe, blocking and non-blocking collections etc.

Using XML (2 topics)

  • An XML refresh including XMLReaders, XMLWriters and XMLValidators. How to shape your Xml data.
  • Also covered is LINQ to XML.

Monitoring Performance (1 topic)

  • Working with Performance Counters. Reading and writing Event Logs.

Essential WCF (1 topic)

  • An introduction to WCF and particularly the REST-based WCF, leading into WCF Data Services.

Essential Entity Framework (1 topic)

  • An introduction to the EF and the architectural options available for n-Tier. The opposing problems of state management and dependencies. Using EF with WCF Data Services.

Essential Workflow Foundation (1 topic)

  • Introduction to Workflow Foundation and the type of business problem that it addresses.

The Enterprise Library (1 topic)

  • When and how to make use of the "policy-based" approach of the Enterprise Library.

Preparing your apps for the Cloud (1 topic)

  • What is the 'cloud' and how does it change the way we build software?


Delegates should have several months practical experience of .NET 3.5 development and specifically have knowledge of C# to the level of the Introduction to the Microsoft C# 4.0 Programming Language (which includes LINQ).

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The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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