Microsoft, Coding Dojo Launch .NET Core Training
Microsoft and Coding Dojo announced a new .NET Core training course focused on ASP.NET Core.As Microsoft continues to cozy up to the open source community, the company is enlisting assistance from partners to not only promote its open-source offerings, but also to help developers get better acquainted with the Microsoft stack. With that in mind, Microsoft tapped Coding Dojo, a software development training firm and coding bootcamp pioneer, to provide training on .NET Core. .NET Core is an open-source, cross-platform implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework that runs on Windows, with ports for Linux, OS X and FreeBSD. Microsoft released .NET Core 1.0 at the end of June. On August 18, Coding Dojo announced an expansion of its roster of full-stack training programs with an ASP.NET Core class created in collaboration with Microsoft. With its portfolio of classes, Coding Dojo will provide training on the full .NET Core stack. In addition, the bootcamp company is working with Microsoft on supplemental courses. As evidenced by Microsoft’s August 18 move to open-source its PowerShell automation platform and scripting language, Microsoft is serious about enabling open-source software on its platforms and empowering open-source developers. Initially available only for Windows, PowerShell is now live on GitHub and is available on Windows, Linux and macOS. It consists of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.
Like PowerShell, which is built on .NET, .NET itself was originally designed for Windows only. However, the open-source .NET Core platform is aimed at the broader developer community, including cloud and mobile developers building Android and iOS applications—which creates a major opportunity for training, said Kevin Saito, vice president of product management and marketing at Coding Dojo.