I’m back – back with DevExpress, that is! Those of you who have followed this blog for more than three years will remember I used to work for DevExpress then. Starting right now, I’m working for them again.
The topic is training. As you know, I’ve organized a lot of classroom training events in Europe and the US in the past years, and this is going to continue. All the classes will now be listed on the new DevExpress Training page, and the US events will be organized by DevExpress as well. For Europe – if you’ve been in touch with John Martin in the past, who’s taken care of the logistics for my events in the past years, nothing will change for you. I hope these new arrangements will bring even better continuity to the events, with the US and Europe being covered equally for the most important topics!
The second part of my training efforts with DevExpress will evolve around online training. It’s not been long since I announced my online training content at dxtraining.com, and this will now be taken over by DevExpress. To those of you who signed up for the first course – thank you very much, and the content you booked will of course remain available to you for the agreed timeframe. However, I have closed the system for new registrations, and I hope it won’t be long until we publish the course on the new DevExpress online training platform.
Of course we have great plans for the online platform, but some details need to be decided first. Please watch the DevExpress blogs and other web content for more news!
I announced two days ago that DX Training went online and the first class I published covers the ASP.NET WebForms components (btw - you can see a preview video for the class now!)
As a seasonal and introductory special offer, we are now making a discount code available, which gives you 40% off the normal price of the class, valid until January 4th 2013.
Here’s the code, which can be applied during the content booking process on the site. Please feel free to share this with your friends!
Thank you for a great year 2012, and all the best for 2013!
It’s almost Christmas, but I’ve managed to complete a project I’ve been working on for a good while:
DX Training is my new platform for video training courses on DevExpress products
The first class to be publish on the new site is DXperience ASP.NET WebForms - Getting Started.
There’s also a support forum for content requests open immediately. The long-term plan is to cover as much of the DevExpress product portfolio as possible, but this will take a while - give me feedback to help me prioritize!
Ann: Expert XAF in the USA
A little while back, I announced the first Expert DevExpress XAF class to take place in the USA, January 14-18 2013 in Orlando, Florida. I’m pleased that we’ve now been able to confirm hotel arrangements with the Royal Plaza in Orlando.
This class provides a complete in-depth look at the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework. You’ll start with the basics of creating a data layer with XPO and/or Domain Components, and learn how to develop within the XAF infrastructure for both WinForms and ASP.NET WebForms platforms. All the modules supplied with XAF will be introduced and explained in enough detail to help you start developing your own XAF based applications very quickly! Questions are encouraged and will be answered as much as time permits!
Early-bird special: Sign up by December 3rd for a $100 discount!
Expert XAF Europe confirmed, seats still available
The class takes place November 19-23 2012 in Bad Ems, Germany. It has now been confirmed and we have a group of attendees from around the world. We still have room - join us if you use XAF, or would like to!
What previous attendees said
Quoting Marc Greiner:
I highly recommend this training to any developer involved in business application development. I had the opportunity to attend this training last june and I believe that like me, all of the participants had a lot of fun at Bad Ems, discovering all that can be done in minutes with XAF. Many of the participants were XAF new comers, but there were also several well experienced ones, some of them with several years of XAF experience, having built really stunning web and Winform XAF apps. From the feedback that they gave, they highly appreciated the material and all could learn lots of things.
Big thanks again for your great pedagogic skills, your patience and your will to share the knowledge, and also to John for organizing the event and the evening outings!*
Just a quick heads-up: I just announced my first DevExpress XAF class in the USA, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, in January 2013. Check it out here!