Where did all the content go? My idea of a new post at least once a month is long gone. Things have changed, as we all know now. But I wanted to put in the time to give an update.
One of the biggest things on my mind right now is my Agile + DevOps West 2020 talk. The talk is set to air June 11th and I still need to record it! Recording conferences talks is something new to me, but I wanted to embrace it and give it a try as virtual conferences will probably only be getting popular.
Fortunately, I have done numerous recordings for Thinkster.io. What makes this one different though is I will be doing a picture in picture recording. Viewers will be able to see my slides as well as a little box of me talking in the corner. I’m excited to try out the new recording style.
On the topic of recordings something else that has taken ups a good chunk of my time since my last post was my latest course on Thinkster.io. I have released a 2-hour long course on creating an Angular application with a .NET backend. The course teaches how handle API calls from your frontend Angular application to your backend .NET API. It covers services, error handling, observables, and other important topics. Check out the new Building a CRUD Application with Angular & ASP.Net Core.
That’s all for now but writing these posts even if only quick and short ones always makes me happy.
In June of this year, I began working on my first ever online technical course. It just got published! Check out my course published on Thinkster.io: Creating a C# ASP.Net Core API. I put in a ton of hard work to create the course and hope others can learn from it and enjoy it.
The course covers how to make your own API with C# using ASP.Net Core. It starts with the basics covering the GET, POST, PUT, & DELETE HTTP methods and expands into the more advanced cases. You will also learn about status codes, error handling & C# best practices.
The course provides you with the skeleton code for a space-themed API and contains four different exercises to reinforce and test your learning. By the end of the course, you will have your own fully functioning space-themed API written in C# using ASP.Net Core.
Basic knowledge of C# and the desire to learn is all you need to be successful in the course.
Brooke Avery and Joe Eames deserve a big THANK YOU for the support and help in developing this course. Expect more courses in the future. I think my next one will be on LINQ!
Over the past two weeks, I have been a guest on two podcasts The Mob Mentality Show and the Dev Ed Podcast. These two recordings have been my first ever experiences on a podcast and I have to say they were both lots of fun! As of right now, the two recordings are not live but expect posts in the upcoming weeks highlighting the recordings.
On The Mob Mentality Show, I got to talk about my recent presentation at the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference on Creating Quality with Mob Programming. I also got to talk about my other experiences as a mob programmer for the past 4 years.
For the Dev Ed Podcast, the topic was ASP.Net. I have a course coming out very soon on Thinkster.io teaching how to create a C# ASP.Net Core API so that is why the topic was ASP.Net. I got to speak to ASP.Net but also my experience as a university instructor.
When the two podcasts are live and out in the wild I will be sure to update the post with links! Also, I hope to be a part of many more podcasts in the future.
Recently, my time has been spent working towards creating my first ever online video course. I am currently generating content for a course focusing on C# ASP.Net RESTful API’s. The course teaches students about API’s and how to implement their own in C#. I will be publishing the course on Thinkster.io later this year.
I found out about Thinkster.io at a recent conference that I attended. They were looking for content authors. I had recently put in my resignation as an instructor at my local university and wanted a new challenge. Authoring online courses had always intrigued me and the opportunity to work with the Thinkster team piqued my interests. Their focus on exercise-based learning was a big plus.
I have a brand new recording configuration in my office and hope to generate a lot of video content. Take a look at my setup. I am excited to be working on my first ever online course and hope to create many more in the future.