Monday, February 20, 2017

LESS References

LESS transpiles into CSS.  Here are some resources:

Main Site



TheNewBoston:  YouTube Video Course

Entity Framework Resources


Microsoft Virtual Academy

Fabio Scopel: Intro to Entity Framework 5.0

kudvenkat:  Entity Framework Tutorial

SeeSharpCode:  Entity Framework

Jamie King:  .NET Entity Framework

Ripon Datta:  ASP.NET MVC 5 with Entity Framework

Quick Reference

C# and .NET Resources

I have been using C# and .NET Since it was in beta.  The overwhelming reason why it is so popular is the great Visual Studio with it's intellisense and compile time checking.  If I had to start from scratch from nothing, here are a couple sites that are extremely useful for beginners.

CSS Resources

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is used on every every website.  Below are some good resources:

Good reference sites:

Examples of how CSS can completely change the look and layout of a page:



CSS Jump Start

HTML5 & CSS3 for Absolute Beginners

CSS Quick References

Bootstrap References

Bootstrap is a grid based responsive design framework that makes it easy to turn your website into something that can look good on everything from a large TV to a tiny smart phone.

Main Site

Bootstrap Glphicons


Video Courses

TheNewBoston Bootstrap course on YouTube

Bootstrap Tutorial

Bootstrap Tutorial For Beginners - Responsive Design with Bootstrap 3 - Responsive HTML, CSS

Bootstrap Beginner Crash Course

Building Responsive UI with Bootstrap

Cheat Sheets

Bootstrap V4 Cheat Sheet

Bootstrap Cheat Sheet

Angular 1 Resources

Angular 2 is out but if you need to maintain your Angular 1 code, here are some great resources.

This is the version 1.0 site for Angular:

1.6.x is the latest version of Angular 1 before the rewrite of Angular 2
Go here to reference Angular 1:


Angular 1 Course on YouTube

Pluralsight Angular Fundamentals

Pluralsight Angular Fundamentals Github Reposotory

Visual Studio Code for Angular developers

TypeScript & Angular

On a Cloud

Angular 1 Quick References

Friday, February 17, 2017

JavaScript Resources

According to a survey on Stack Overflow, JavaScript was the most used Language for Developers in 2016.

Here are some resources to learn JavaScript as a beginner or become an advanced JavaScript developer.

Good reference Sites

Testing JavaScript Online


Beginner JavaScript Courses

JavaScript for Experienced Developers

JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

TheNewBoston JavaScript Course on YouTube JavaScript Course on YouTube

Brice Wilson JavaScript Module Fundamentals

Jesse Liberty JavaScript from Scratch

Advanced JavaScript Courses

JavaScript Promises and Async

Advanced JavaScript

JavaScript Closures

CodeAcademy Advanced JavaScript

Chris Hawkes Advanced JavaScript

Tech CBT Advanced JavaScript

Kyle Simpson Advanced JavaScript

Write Fast JavaScript

Jim Cooper JavaScript Objects and Prototypes

Best Practices

O'Reilly Maintainable JavaScript

Ava Luci: JavaScript Best Practices

Jonathan Mills JavaScript Best Practices

Quick References

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TypeScript Resources


TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript.  It improves upon JavaScript by adding type safety, namespaces, and scope.  You can actually rename a .js JavaScript file to .ts and it will function the same.  TypeScript will transpile into JavaScript.  TypeScript is created by the great Anders Hejlsberg who created TurboPascal, Delphi, and C#.  You will find it feels similar to C#, although the syntax is different, a lot of the concepts and keywords are the same.

Main Site

Try Out TypeScript online!



Andres Hejlsberg:  Introducing TypeScript

Why use TypeScript instead of just using JavaScript?

TypeScript Jump Start

TypeScript: From Zero to Hero

What's New in TypeScript

Anders Hejlsberg on TypeScript 2

TypeScript Fundamentals

TypeScript and Angular 2

TypeScript Definition Files

Quick References

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Angular 2 Resources

There is a steep learning curve with Angular 2.  Fortunately there are a lot of resources out there to ramp up.

Main Site

The main site for Angular is  It has documentation and a quick start which are semi-useful.

Video Courses

Course:  Angular 2, The Force Awakens


Video:  Bootstrapping an Angular 2 Application in Visual Studio Code using Yeoman

Video:  Web.Dev 2: Getting Started with Angular 2.0

Video:  Introduction to Angular 2

Video:  Web Development 4: Front End Web Development

Video:  Angular 2 Course on YouTube