Expand essential skills building web applications using Microsoft .NET technology acquired in the prerequisite course, ICT 713, into the areas of incorporating ADO.NET database programming into ASP.NET, programming and using web services, and exploring modern approaches to web programming with Ajax applications and ASP.NET MVC.
Any web application of practical use requires access to a database. This course explores in depth the use of SQL data sources, object data sources, and a variety of server controls (including GridView, DetailsView, FormView, ListView, and DataPager) to retrieve and manipulate data from a database.
The second part of this course introduces ASP.NET Ajax applications and two ways ASP.NET 4.5 supports building web services: the WCF and Web API.
This course concludes with introductory exploration of the alternative approach to developing ASP.NET web applications with Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.
All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course-Level Learning Outcomes
- Develop an ASP.NET application that accesses and modifies data from a relational database like SQL Server using SQL data sources and/or object data sources and appropriate web server controls
- Create a web service and a website that consumes it
- Create a simple web application that follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
Topics of Instruction
- Retrieving and modifying data from a database using SQL data sources with GridView control
- Creating Master/Detail pages using DetailsView, FormView, ListView and DataPager controls
- Using object data sources with ADO.NET for three-layer design of web applications – selecting data
- Using object data sources with ADO.NET for three-layer design of web applications – update, delete and insert methods
- Using ASP.NET Ajax
- Web services: WCF
- Web services: Web API
- Introduction to Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
- ASP.NET MVC – more details; working with Razor
- Debugging an ASP.NET MVC application – unit testing
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.
- The software used in this course is Visual Studio 2015 which is a free download from Microsoft.
- If necessary, additional software requirements will be announced at the start of the course.
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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