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Two New Azure Courses

Webucator has two new Azure courses:

  1. Beginning Serverless Architectures with Azure
  2. Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

These courses provide a balance of theory and hand-on applications that are focused on practical takeaways to emulate different scenarios you might come across while working with Azure SQL Database and to end with you getting the most out of the features offered by Azure SQL Database (the cloud version of SQL Server).

Beginning Serverless Architectures with Azure is a 1-day course intended for back-end developers and cloud engineers with some Azure experience.

Professional Azure SQL Database Administration is a 3-day course for database administrators, database developers, or application developers interested in developing new or migrating existing applications with Azure SQL Database.


New Spring and JPA2, and Spring and Hibernate Courses

Webucator has two new courses from Learning Patterns:

  1. Introduction to Spring and JPA2 (changed from previous name – Fast Track to Spring and JPA2)
  2. Introduction to Spring and Hibernate

Both courses are for developers with good working knowledge of Java who also need to use Spring and Hibernate.

The Spring and Hibernate course is only for clients using Hibernate’s proprietary XML mapping files. Those using the JPA API (e.g., @Entity) should take the Introduction to Spring and JPA course.

According to course author Yaakov Weintraub of Learning Patterns, “Spring and Hibernate/JPA are different technologies. However, Spring easily integrates with both Hibernate and JPA. This allows Hibernate and JPA-based repositories to use all of the other capabilities that Spring provides, especially dependency injection and TX management.”


New Microsoft Teams Training Course

Webucator now offers Microsoft Teams training. If you need to get your team up to speed on this new product from Microsoft, this course is right for you.

Microsoft Teams is a group chat software solution released by Microsoft last fall. It allows team members to chat and hold web conferences in one solution.


New Scala course

Webucator is offering a new course: Professional Scala Training.

This course is for experienced developers who have some previous exposure to Scala who are looking to acquire more in-depth knowledge of Scala programming.

Scala is a concise, general-purpose programming language that combines elements of object-oriented with functional programming.


Test-Driven Development Using React.js and ES6 Training

We have another new course at Webucator: Test-Driven Development (TDD) Using React.js and ES6.

Course author and trainer Chris Minnick says, “React.js is a revolutionary way to think about building web applications. Once you understand how React works and how to combine it with the right tools and techniques, it can make your code more reusable, more reliable, faster, and more fun to build.”

React is very new and there aren’t many all-in-one guides to learn everything you need to know to be effective with React. Chris wrote this course to fill that gap so that other developers wouldn’t have to go through the hundreds of hours of searching and trial and error that he went through.

The target student for this training class has some prior experience with JavaScript and wants to learn the latest tools and techniques for building fast and modular applications for the web.

Chris Minnick is a prolific author and trainer, and the CEO of WatzThis?. His published books include Writing Computer Code, JavaScript for Kids, Coding with JavaScript For Dummies, Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies, Webkit For Dummies, CIW eCommerce Certification Bible, and New Riders’ XHTML.


New .NET Design Patterns Training Course at Webucator

Webucator is offering a new .NET Design Patterns course.

This course is intended for experienced .NET developers looking to broaden their knowledge and skills by building complex applications that are more maintainable, extensible, and adaptive to change.

The course was written to address the importance for programmers to learn how to use design patterns and best practices to create applications that are easy to modify after initial development. User requirements and technologies change, and the using best practices in this area allows programmers to manage those changes.

This course was written by Jason Bell, who has been writing code since 1982 and teaching .NET development for over 13 years. Jason says, “Design patterns in software have been around since at least 1994 when I began using them in C++ applications. When .NET 1.0 was released, I tried, with limited success, to use those same techniques in .NET Windows and Web applications. Fortunately, in recent years, Microsoft has begun to give serious attention to making it easier for developers to use things like unit testing and dependency injection in their applications. With technologies like WPF and ASP.NET MVC, it is much more natural (and I would argue necessary) to employ the patterns and practices taught in this course.”


New JIRA Course

Webucator is offering a new course: Introduction to JIRA Administration Training.

This course is meant for JIRA system administrators, project administrators, and end users.

This JIRA course was created to explain the intricacies of project configuration. It begins with a focus on the individual pieces of a project and then teaches how to tie them together. Students will leave with a greater understanding of JIRA installations that they work with every day.

This course was written by Robert Anthony. Robert has administered and configured JIRA installations for multiple startups such as Playdom, Image Metrics, and Concept Art House.