Resources

Local Groups:

AngularJS DFW Area

Dallas ASP.Net User Group (every fourth Tuesdays)

DallasJS  (last Thursday of the month )

Dallas .Net User Group (every second Thursday)

Denton Techmill   hub of the Denton Tech scene.  Events include nodeJS school, tech socials and more.

Fort Worth .Net User Group (every third Tuesdays)

Girl Develop It Dallas/Ft Worth (every fourth Wednesday)

HTML5 User Group  (every third Wednesday) MATRIX5151 BELTLINE RD, ST#1010, Dallas, TX

North Dallas Cloud Computing Group  Improving Enterprises16633 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX

North Dallas .Net User Group (every first Wednesdays)

WATT (Women Advancing Technology Together)  (every third Wednesday)

Women Who Code Dallas   WWCode is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like minded amazing women around the globe who unite under one simple notion – the world of technology is much better with women in it.

Online Programming Resources:

Channel9 – a Microsoft community site.  It hosts video channels, discussions, podcasts, screencasts and interviews.

Codecademy – free tutorials on HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Angularjs, Ruby On Rails, PHP, Ruby, Python as well as several APIs like GitHub.

CodePlex – Microsoft’s free open source project hosting site

Coursera   Free Online Courses over many subjects

FreeCodeCamp.com – learn HTML5, CSS3, JS, JavaScript, Databases, Git, Angular.js, AgileNode.js through free tutorials, pair program through screen hero, chat with others in program through glitter.com

Javascript 30 Free Build 30 things in 30 days with 30 tutorials

KhanAcademy tech courses include:

  • Intro to JS: Drawing & Animation
  • Intro to HTML/CSS: Making webpages
  • Intro to SQL: Querying and managing data
  • Advanced JS: Games & Visualizations
  • Advanced JS: Natural Simulations
  • HTML/JS: Making webpages interactive

Microsoft MSDN – Microsoft Developer Network, sign up for MSDN newsletter, events, links, learn How to build with NodeJS, ASP.Net, Java, Ruby, or Php

Microsoft Virtual Academy  free video courses on Cloud Development, Game Development, Mobile App Development, Web Development, Database Development, C#, Visual Studio, HTML5 & CSS, and more

MongoDB University – Free courses on learning MongoDB.  Access to paid Certification Exams.

One Month has courses on Ruby On Rails, HTML & CSS, Stripe Payments, Growth Hacking,  iOS, Web Security,  PFNP,  Javascript,  UX, Python,  MVP and MBA $49/$99/month.

PluralSight  $299/year subscription and Free based courses on Microsoft, Open source, Virtualization, Web, Server, JavaScript, Content management system, Networking, Programming languages, Mobile, Data, Oracle, Security, Beginner programming, Social media, Hardware, C#, Developer Tools, Java, .NET, Software practices.

Stanford University  Offers an array of free and for fee online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide.

Twitter Bootstrap – open source HTML, CSS and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

Tuts – learn skills including code, illustration, photography, web design, and more. Some free and some paid.

Udemy Over 30,000 free and for fee courses – Java, Excel, Hadoop, Python

VisualStudio.com – create multi-platform apps for Windows, iOS, Android and more with Open Source Community Version 2015

w3schools.com – HTML/CSS, JavaScript, HTML Graphics, Server Side, Web Building, XML, SQL, PHP, jQuery, Bootstrap

Cloud Resources

Cloud 9 – powerful online code editor with a full Ubuntu workspace in the cloud

CodeAnyWhere – Cross Platform Cloud IDE, connect to code in cloud storage (FTP, SFTP, Dropbox, or Google Drive and more), built in Terminal Console, Revision history, share code, pair programming, customizable or predefined containers for virtual machines. Connects to GitHub.  Has a free tier.

GitHub – a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets you and others work together on projects from anywhere. Getting Started

Online Code Bootcamps

Block Full Stack Web Developer Cost: $9500

General Assembly Web Design Circuit  Cost: $1600

Viking Code School Full stack Web developer, 16 weeks, 18% of first year pay after hire

Other Resources:

about.me create a free page about you, use it as an electronic signature and business card.

Blogs

Jon Galloway: http://weblogs.asp.net/jongalloway

Scott Guthrie: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu

Rachel Appel: http://www.rachelappel.com/

Use ViewModels to manage data & organize code in ASP.NET MVC applications

James Chambers: http://jameschambers.com

Bootstrapping Mvc for the Next 30 Days

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