One of the simplest and most powerful concepts to grasp in learning to program is loops. In this video from Llewellyn Falco and Lynn Langit’s new course Teaching Kids Programming you’ll see how kids can learn to take advantage of looping using the For keyword. In the FREE full course Llewellyn and Lynn also cover basic concepts such as variables, loops, and working with text and numbers.
Just like in real life, in SQL Server to execute efficiently, you need a good plan. In this video excerpt from Joe Sack’s new course SQL Server: Query Plan Analysis you’ll see what to look out for in Merge Joins and how to tell if your query is creating overhead you didn’t intend. In the full course Joe also covers how to capture and interpret query plans, common operators and their affects on execution plans, and some noteworthy patterns to follow.
Now that you’ve put the finishing touches on your web masterpiece, it’s time to get some pageviews. This video excerpt from Rich Dudley’s new course Search Engine Optimization with ASP.NET will show you how to use the IIS SEO Toolkit to analyze your site and how to correct issues that are found. In the full course Rich also covers handling 404 errors, URL rewriting, and how to use sitemaps.
If writing good multi-threaded code is hard, debugging it is truly painful. But Visual Studio 2012 comes with new tools to help ease the pain of debugging threads as this video excerpt from Kathleen Dollard’s new course What’s New in .NET 4.5 shows. In this video you’ll see how to use the debugging features of Visual Studio 2012 to get a better view of the threads executing in your application including the new visual tool called Parallel Stacks window. In the full course Kathleen also covers Event Source ETW support, changes to the core framework, and a slew of breaking changes that you may need to be aware of.
While SharePoint 2013 comes with lots of different content types and data, sometimes you really want to pull data from an existing business system. In this video excerpt from Scot Hillier’s new course SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services Fundamentals you’ll see how to leverage SharePoint’s built-in features for connecting to external data to create a custom content type for your in your SharePoint 2013 sites. In the full course Scot also covers authentication, creating external lists, and searching external systems.
Scratch is a great tool for letting kids build their own applications using drag and drop puzzle pieces, and learn programming techniques while they do it. In this video excerpt from Dr. Joe Hummel’s new course Learning How to Program with Scratch you’ll see how to include animations, sound, and messages into your Scratch application while making a some happy pets very dizzy. In the full course Joe also covers topics such as coordinate systems, selection, repetition, variables, and patterns.
ASP.NET 4.5 includes lots of new features to make building great websites easier. One of those features is support for WebSockets. But the standard ASP.NET 4.5 WebSocket APIs are a bit lower level than you might want to work with. In this video excerpt from Dan Wahlin’s new course New Features in ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms you’ll see how to install and use the higher level APIs to implement bidirectional communications between server and browser. In the full course Dan also covers new Visual Studio 2012 features for web development, new asynchronous HttpModule and HttpHandlers, and the oAuth and other security enhancements.
Creating an interactive Android app doesn’t necessarily require deep coding skills thanks to MIT’s AppInventor utility. In this video excerpt from John Sonmez’ new course Learning to Build Apps with App Inventor you’ll see how easy it is to create the basics of an animated game using drag-and-drop features of App Inventor. In the full course John also covers how to install App Inventor and then gives you an in-depth look at the features by building several working apps incorporating gestures, data storage, and animation.
The browser isn’t the only way to interact with SharePoint 2013. In this video excerpt from Sahil Malik’s new course Understanding SharePoint 2013: Part 3 – Development Overview you’ll see how easy it is to query SharePoint for data using a basic C# console application. In the full course Sahil also covers using PowerShell with SharePoint, the Client-side Object Model, and how to build SharePoint solutions and apps.