Review: Training With Stephen Walther04 Apr 2008
I just finished a four day course on AJAX, LINQ, & MVC taught by Stephen Walther and wanted to let all of you know that if you are interested in training on any of these topics, I HIGHLY recommend Stephen.
You can learn more about the training options he offers by visiting his training website: http://www.superexperttraining.com/
He also keeps a blog filled with incredibly information -- and long ;-) -- posts on various aspects of ASP.Net at: http://weblogs.asp.net/StephenWalther/
Read on for more details about my experiences this week.
Stephen is a successful author, having literally "written the book" on ASP.Net (and even ASP Classic!). His book "ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed" has received excellent reviews from Amazon and I look forward to reading it soon.
You can buy Stephen's book from Amazon here:
We all found Stephen to be very personable and he obviously has an excellent command on the language and tools available in the .Net ecosystem. Also, anyone that can put up with my constant interruptions and derails for four days in a windowless classroom is clearly a pro. =)
Danny Douglass originally contacted Stephen to request that he teach a class for seven of our developers at the organization we work for. Stephen was kind enough to then customize a course around the technologies we had requested, and that is how we ended up with a one day primer on LINQ & MVC followed by an in-depth training session on AJAX technologies and Microsoft's ASP.Net AJAX implementation specifically.
As anyone that reads my blog regularly knows, I am heavily invested in learning the MVC framework and was highly impressed by Stephens grasp on such a new technology. We may very well have been the first ASP.Net MVC class that anyone has taught anywhere and Stephen managed to teach it quickly and confidently. I was also impressed that he was teaching us things based upon the Preview 2 release of the MVC framework which has only been available publicly for 3 weeks rather than the older December CTP release.
Disclaimer: I was not paid or compensated in any way for this endorsement.