What is .NET?

.NET is a software framework developed by Microsoft and primarily used on Microsoft Windows. The .NET framework is used to create desktop, mobile, and web applications that run on various devices. It compiles and executes programs written in the C# and Visual Basic languages. C# and .NET are typically used by large enterprises, government agencies, and companies serving enterprises and government clients.

Companies that work with C# and the .NET framework that have hired Epicodus graduates include Windsor and Incomm.

Course Overview

After establishing solid programming fundamentals in the C# and JavaScript courses, this course introduces students to the .NET framework and gives them more difficult problems to solve, a more advanced set of tools to solve them with. It also establishes the foundations for learning real-world technologies used by programmers on the job. The outline of topics for this course is as follows:

  • Week 1: ASP.NET MVC
  • Week 2: Authentication and Testing
  • Week 3: Database testing and AJAX
  • Week 4: APIs
  • Week 5: Independent Capstone Project

Learning .NET framework programming is crucial for aspiring programmers seeking careers in the .NET development industry.