MSDN Ramp Up Program

MSDN Ramp Up Program

I just came across this: www.MyRampUp

Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based program that can help users save time in learning Microsoft technology.

The easy-to-access content (provided by subject-matter gurus) is specifically tailored to the Ramp Up program, and offered in a variety of forms (whitepaper, v-lab, codecast and slidecast).

Program Guide

The currently available routes are:

SharePoint for Developers track - learn more

Visual Studio 2008 track - learn more

Aspiring Developer - learn more

Success with Java and C# - learn more

Next Level Visual Basic - learn more

Next Level Microsoft.NET - learn more

Currently, there are no assessments in the program, so it's quicker than ever to graduate and receive the reward (25% off on certification and 50% off on e-Learning - only for graduates of Ramp Up).

DebugBar, Companion.JS And IETester

Some days ago a colleague of mine pointed out to me this tool (IETester) that allows testing the different rendering and JavaScript engines of Internet Explorer (5.5, 6, 7 and 8beta1) side by side with the installed version.

I haven’t tested IETester yet, but I found two other tools in the site that caught my attention: DebugBar and Companion.JS.

DebugBar is like other tools I use [^] with a few differences. DebugBar is an explorer bar (and docks on the left side of IE) and can’t be undocked but has a JavaScript console and tracks only the HTTP/HTTPS traffic that belongs to the visible web browser tab (IE 7). DebugBar can also spy on other instances of IE like Document Explorer or FeedDemon.

Companion.JS is a Firebug-like tool and was the one that liked the most because it gave me something that I hadn’t: something that kills those annoying scripting error dialogs.

Both DebugBar and Companion.JS claim to be JavaScript debuggers but I couldn’t find any way for setting breakpoints or running scripts step by step. Probably because I have Visual Studio installed on this machine.

Upcoming Typemock Webcast on March 12

Typemock is having a special Webcast on Wednesday March 12, 16:00 GMT

The live demo will include:

  • The Support of the new .NET 3.5 framework and specifically how to mock LINQ statements.
  • The improved IDE based on using colors to emphasize mocked methods.
  • Seamless integration with  Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2008.

It is also an opportunity to meet Typemock’s development team, ask questions online and share some tips.

.....and one of you can win a Nintendo Wii during in the webcast!

Click here to participate in the Webcast

Microsoft Certified Professional Transcript

Microsoft Certification Status

Certification Version Date Achieved
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist May 31, 2007
.Net Framework 2.0: Web Applications May 31, 2007
.Net Framework 2.0: Windows Applications May 31, 2007
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Dec 22, 2004
For Microsoft .NET Dec 22, 2004
Microsoft Certified Application Developer May 28, 2003
For Microsoft .NET May 28, 2003
Microsoft Certified Professional Apr 09, 2003

Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

Exam ID Description Date Completed
553 UPGRADE: MCSD Microsoft® .NET Skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer by Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework: Part 1 May 31, 2007
340 Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual C#® .NET Jun 29, 2005
300 Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures Dec 22, 2004
316 Developing and Implementing Windows®-based Applications with Microsoft® Visual C#™ .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET Dec 22, 2004
229 Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition May 28, 2003
310 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET and the Microsoft® .NET Framework May 05, 2003
305 Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET Apr 09, 2003

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