My name is Edward Tanguay. I'm an American software and web developer living and working in Berlin, Germany.
Tutorial: Build a WPF application that uses LINQ-to-SQL to access the NorthWind database
If you are new to WPF, working through this tutorial will show you how easy it is to (1) create gradient-looking WPF apps, (2) use LINQ to access a database, and (3) how easy LINQ-to-SQL code generation makes all this (really, no connection strings, no SQL, none of that). At the end you have a little application that allows you to click buttons and change the data you are getting on the screen and search through all customers in the Northwind database. You can download the code for the finished version of the application. FEB 28: added steps 6 through 8.
1. Download Northwind | 2. Create WPF Application | 3. Setup Northwind Database In Application | 4. Display Data From the Database with LINQ, XAML and Databinding | 5. Add Option To Change Country | 6. Add a Search Box | 7. Move Styles Back To App.xaml | 8. Give the Application a Classic Layout
Tutorial: Setup Silverlight Development Environment
This tutorial shows you how to install everything you need to develop Silverlight (with the free Web Developer Express and a 30-day version of Blend 2) and shows you how to write your first Silverlight application switching back and forth between the two. This tutorial is for you if you want to get everything installed as quickly as possible so you can get started with Silverlight examples.
1. Download and Install the .NET 3.5 Framework | 2. Install Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition (free) | 3. Install Silverlight Plugin | 4. Install the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 | 5. HelloWorld with Visual Web Developer | 6. Install Expression Blend 2 | 7. Create an Online Video Screencast with Camstudio / Expression Blend / Expression Encoder
Tutorial: Set Up ASP.NET MVC Development Environment
This tutorial shows you step-by-step how to install everything you need to develop ASP.NET MVC websites including the free Visual Web Developer 2008 Express and the free SQL Server Express. This tutorial is for you if you want to get things set up fast and get some examples going so that you can begin learning ASP.NET MVC. Just added Step 8: Give Your Site a Layout
1. Download and Install the .NET 3.5 Framework | 2. Install Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition (free) | 3. Install Powershell (necessary for Sql Server 2008) | 4. Install Windows Installer 4.5 or Higher (necessary for Sql Server 2008 Install) | 5. Install Sql Server 2008 Express | 6. Install ASP.NET MVC | 7. Setup Basic ASP.NET MVC Site | 8. Give Your Site a Layout