.NET Fundamentals Training Part 2

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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The second instalment of Chief Executive, Craig Dean’s .NET Fundamentals training has gone live on YouTube! Lunchtime training sessions have been a regular staple of the Webbie week for a few months now, and these videos give you a glimpse into what we’ve been up to.

At Web Applications UK, we have a range of Software Engineers from interns, to recent graduates, to experienced developers. There’s also those who know our systems and the latest technologies inside out. These training sessions have been designed to suit all, so that everyone can learn something new and take that away.

The latest video goes through some basic principles of computer science, leading up to an explanation of the often overlooked ‘struct’ type in C#. A struct is a data structure that encapsulates a set of data and behaviours that belong together as a logical unit. The data and behaviours are the members of the struct, and they include its methods, properties, events and so on. A struct is a value type, which differentiates it from a class, which is a reference type. Using Visual Studio and the .NET framework, Craig illustrates common uses of structs as well as how to avoid common mistakes that often lead to bugs.

For those who were unable to attend the session or want to refresh their memory, the full version of this recording has been added to an extensive range of training materials available internally. These lunchtime sessions are still ongoing so we’ll be bringing you snippets of .NET goodness over the weeks and months (and possibly years) to come!