I thought it was time to provide update to my interns who are being groomed by me to achieve the Exam 70483 certification.
notes will help them and future interns who are becoming part of the
certification paradigm. The code for Unit 1 and Unit 3 should be up on
repository soon enough. As always, the code is extensively documented
so that you will be able to understand what is going on. Further, blog
posts will accompany each topic. The blog posts are currently being
written and should be live progressively.
Once the blog posts and code goes live, our Exam 483 collection would
have covered 3 out of the 4 topics. Personally, that makes me very
also anticipate my interns to join me in posting their own take on the
topics, so the amount of blogging on each topic should rise
exponentially in the coming months.
also wanted to take this opportunity to praise the book that I am using
to serve our purpose. The Book is Exam Ref 70-483 by Wouter de Kort.
Each of interns have received a free copy (physical copy and brand new!)
of this book from study nildana, and I personally am using the same as
well. The book is not elaborate, allowing developers to learn mostly on
their own. It's not a thorough guide and that is good because it covers
the entire gamut of programming. I love the book and strongly would
recommend the book to anybody who is pursuing a career in .NET.
of these blogs and code is inspired by what Mr. Kort's book. For that
we are truly thankful. In fact, if you are reading this and you are a
future intern of study nildana, do let us know. We will ship you a free
copy of this book (brand new, of course. We don’t want any of that
second hand business when it comes to books) to your home.
fully expect my own blogs and code repository to be complete by end of
June. Of course, my interns and I will keep fine turning the blog posts
as well as the code over time, making it better and better. Meanwhile,
once I am done with c sharp, I will be beginning with the following two
Exam 532 - Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
will be blogging simultaneously about this. As usual, code will become
available at our code repository. There are specific reasons why these
are the exams study nildana is pursuing.
Exam 480 is obvious. It's possible today to call yourself a programmer without knowing about web programming. I am a .NET
developer but I find myself constantly working on web technologies.
Further, with the whole world moving (or already there) to a service
based model, the browser is the center of the universe. Any developer
who thinks he can survive with just one programming skill is a fool. In
fact, such fools are not welcome at all at study nildana. The only way
to survive in this complicated world is with multi-skills and I am not
just talking about technical skills here.
532, is a bit of a higher order. I don’t expect any of my interns to
dig deep into anytime soon. However, I like to be prepared. The 532 is
about study nildana becoming prepared for the cloud. The service based
model implies that we will use applications that are constantly
consuming data. Mobile device usage has exploded, but the service usage
is still minimal. The usage part is where the cloud comes in. So, study
nildana wants to be prepared.
course, the cloud is one big place and there are so many players.
Although study nildana has been burned with the windows phone and
Microsoft Mobile in general, we haven't gone extinct. God no. On the contrary, thanks
to the very same Microsoft, I am in a very good place in my life, and
so are my students. Which is why, we have chosen to side with
Microsoft's cloud offering. All this and more is why Exam 532 becomes
important to us.
At the same time, I have come to realize that embracing other platforms is part of the game. Remember when I talked about multi-skills? Yes, and that means, study nildana will wholeheartedly embrace other cloud solutions, especially Amazon and Google. Its just that we want to take our baby steps by holding Azure's hand because we already know how to use Azure. Hopefully, with more and more study nildana members becoming active, we will have folks working on all of these.
With that, I will bid goodbye for now.