Workshop: ASP.NET Core

Location: Garden B

Duration: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day of week: Thursday

Level: Intermediate


  • Basic understanding of C# (not required if you are skilled in other modern languages0
  • .NET Core 3.0 SDK  installed ** This will not be released until September 27, 2019
    • The URL for the released SDK will be shared with attendees after 9/28
  • An IDE that supports .NET and C# (Visual Studio 2019, JetBrains Rider or Visual Studio Code)
  • Have an MSSQL database engine installed with the demo database or use the Docker container that contains SQL Server and the demo database.
    • Details for setting up the database locally and the Docker container will be shared with attendees

In this workshop,  we will be learning how to develop web applications using ASP.NET Core 3.0. We will be creating and developing an online music store with a SQL database to use for data storage. Starting with a demo database, we will create a Web API with a data access library using Entity Framework Core to support both the ASP.NET Core Blazor front end and an Angular app. Finally, we will learn how to test and deploy the application to AWS and Azure.

Speaker: Christopher Woodruff

Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and Beer City Code. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform, and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody is an independent consultant specializing in .NET Core, REST APIs, and Software Architecture.

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