Monday, February 09, 2015

Pluralsight Learning Path Dev Insanity ("Understanding the .NET Framework", "C# End to End" & "T-SQL CRUD")

Pluralsight blog - Learning Path: Understanding the .NET Framework

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Learning path objective:

The courses outlined in this learning path provide a comprehensive look at the operation of the CLR, as well as a tour of key classes in the Framework Class Library that every .NET developer — regardless of the type of application or service they’re building — should understand.

Target audience:

This learning path is designed for developers who have been introduced to C#, and want to develop a deeper understanding of the foundation upon which every .NET application is built.

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Pluralsight blog - C# End to End

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Learning path objective:

The goal of this learning path is to take you from having little to no experience with C# to understanding how to leverage the language’s advanced features and how it works on the CLR. This includes basic logic flow, generics, interfaces, collections and enumerables, extension methods, asynchronous operations and LINQ.

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Pluralsight blog - T-SQL CRUD

CRUD! It’s everywhere. And by CRUD I mean the Create/Read/Update/Delete operations used by applications that rely on persistent storage. In my career, I would venture that 90 percent of the applications on which I’ve worked have revolved around CRUD operations against a relational database. Transact Structured Query Language (otherwise known as T-SQL) is a superset of the ANSI SQL language that operates on Microsoft SQL Server. Being able to leverage T-SQL is key to incorporating SQL Server in your business workflows and custom software applications.

Learning path objective:

This learning path aims to help make you proficient in using T-SQL to query and manage data on SQL Server 2012. The path begins with gentle introductions to reading and updating data using ANSI SQL, and then guides you through more specialized aspects of applying T-SQL to business problems including working with dates and times, XML data, Common Table Expressions and analytic functions.

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Want even more? Check out all their Learning Paths, http://blog.pluralsight.com/category/learning-paths

2 comments:

Kevin O'Shaughnessy said...

Hi Greg,

I'm working towards completing some learning paths myself, including C# end to end. I am wondering whether you are just advertising these learning paths or whether you are working your way through them? If you are working through them, how are you finding them? Which of the courses do you like best?

All the best,
Kevin O'Shaughnessy

Greg Duncan said...

Actually I used this post (like many of my other posts) to cache this information for later reference. Very often I'll run into someone who "wants to learn how to be a developer" or "learn C#" etc. So I wanted to grab this to make it easy for me to find in the future and recommend to them.

That said, while I've not used these courses yet, I love PluralSite and have viewed a number of the available courses (like the JIRA courses, the WPF and MVVM courses)