Developing Web Applications with ASP.Net MVC 5, WebAPI, OData

Instructor: Oguz Alpoge

*** Course description

The course teaches web design and programming based on the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern and WebAPI with the latest design tools for hosting on Microsoft web and database servers. Entity Framework 6 will be used for data base access. jQuery and KendoUI libraries will be used for JavaScript browser client coding.

*** Course goals and objectives

Students learn fundamentals of very creative, dynamic data-driven and interactive web site design with ASP.NET MVC 5, WebAPI, C#, LINQ, EF6, OData and Visual Studio 2013. Experiencing the most current and advanced technologies, students gain a competitive edge in employment and productivity. The course focuses on using the latest Visual Studio 2013 environment and the Microsoft.NET 4.5 framework. The course will enable the student with an extra edge and recognition in professional career. Real-world examples will be used. Students will discuss technology and Visual Studio 2013 features.
Learning responsive and adaptive web design with jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 are keys to success in user experience.

*** Course prerequisites

Students will need basic understanding of HTML web page tags and web usage. No prior course is required.


Developer IDEs, Tools & Libraries
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • MVC 5 (Model View Controller)
  • WebAPI
  • OData, JSON, BSON
  • EF 6 (Entity Framework), LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
  • LINQPad
  • NuGet
  • jQuery
  • KendoUI widgets of Telerik with MVVM
  • Bootstrap CSS Framework
  • AngularJS and MVC
  • Principles of SPA, Single-Page Application
  • JavaScript Debugging: Chrome Developer Tools, FireBug of FireFox, Telerik Fiddler
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server Management Studio
Development & Design Tricks
  • Designing MVC Razor pages with KendoUI
  • Styling Pages with Bootstrap CSS
  • Generating model classes with Entity Framework
  • Publishing OData data services with WebAPI
  • Web programming for mobile tablet computers and smart phones
  • HTML5 Animation
Languages & Protocols
  • Javascript
  • Razor C#
  • HTML5, CSS3
  • REST, SOAP Web Services, JSON, BSON
  • LINQ (Language Integrated Query), Entity Framework
Project Work
Learning is based on hands-on, practical exercises. Web based projects will be created and posted online.
The student will gain access to a production online web hosting provider for publishing his/her designs during class. Code exercises and projects will give major confidence for job interviews. The student will be able to keep the codes and improve them for future designs. Online projects will help as live demonstration of accomplishments during job interviews. Hundreds of code samples will be shown and the student will be provided in-depth learning on nearly every aspect.


Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5
- Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5
By Eric Sowell
276 pages, Apress (November 29, 2013)
By Adam Freeman
832 pages, Apress (December 19, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1430265299
ISBN-13: 978-1430265290
ASP.NET Web API: Build RESTful web applications and services on the .NET framework
- ASP.NET Web API: Build RESTful web applications and services on the .NET framework
by Joydip Kanjilal
224 pages, Packt Publishing (December 19, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1849689741
ISBN-13: 978-1849689748


*** Scheduling and Duration
This course is given in 35 hours during 5 consecutive weekends (Saturdays or Sundays).
This allows students to absorb the material and practice with the online systems from home. Students are required to complete assignments.
The class will be scheduled depending on demand. Please contact us for training requests.
Typical class hours:
Sundays 9:00 am - 4:45 pm, with a 45 min lunch break.

*** Grading and Attendance

Grading is based on attendance, classroom participation and project completion. Attendance of 80% is required

*** Required Hardware
The classroom is equipped with a large TV monitor. Slide presentations will be utilized for demonstration and discussions.
Students will bring their own laptops. All installations will be done to their laptops. Books are students' responsibility and not included in the tuition.

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor.
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB (NTFS) of available hard disk space.
  • 5400 RPM hard drive.
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.
*** Required Operating System:
  • Windows 7 (x86 or x64) (PREFERRED)
  • Windows 8 or 8.1 (x86 or x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Supported Architectures: 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64)
If you have a Mac laptop, you can utilize BootCamp of Apple, which lets you install Windows on a separate partition of your hard drive. Or you could install one of three third-party virtualization programs: Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or VirtualBox, each of which lets you run Windows (or another operating system) as if it were just another OS X application.

*** Recommended Software
Presence of Microsoft Office is recommended.

Course requests, enhancements and suggestions are welcome.