Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TEACHING: Study club of MUGI Jadetabek on Developer Track, WEEK 1

Time for MUGI participation! Now MUGI Jadetabek has initiated study club. Initially we have two tracks: developer track and infrastructure track.

Initially started as an idea from Abdullah Muhammad (chairman of MUGI Jadetabek) and I when attending Microsoft Community Summit, now it becomes realization. The place is at Microsoft Indonesia’s main office, JSX on 18th floor.

The course will be in the form of 5 times informal meeting weekly.

For developer track, we have 5 attendees. We have decided to limit the number of attendees for now, as we want to spread and teach the knowledge effectively.

Initial developer track will be delivered by myself, Eriawan. As for now, I deliver introduction to C#.

This is the picture from Week 1 on 26th October, 2013:


Above, Abdullah was delivering welcome speech.

I start this week with these discussions:

  1. Quick intro to Visual Studio 2012
  2. Installing offline documentation of Visual Studio 2012
  3. Creating Visual Studio C# project
  4. Basic primitive type of C#
  5. Looping (for and foreach)

The topics above was adjusted with the current knowledge and current understanding of the audiences. This is why some of the topics are very basic.

In this week, I gave them homework task to display butterfly using “*” and spaces.

The slides will be ready after week 3, based on the evaluation for 2 weeks of participation, guys!

The next week: Fundamentals of OOP!

Interested? Ask Abdullah Muhammad, or visit MUGI Jadetabek on Facebook!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 has been released

Hi my blog audiences!

Yes, you’re right! It’s not a typo! Visual Studio 2013 has been released and available to download!

Just go to: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/2013-editions

This is the original announcement by Somasegar in his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2013/10/17/visual-studio-2013-available-for-download.aspx

What’s new in Visual Studio 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/visual-studio-2013

The editions of Visual Studio 2013 are the same as Visual Studio 2012:

  1. Express
  2. Test Professional
  3. Professional
  4. Premium
  5. Ultimate

For those new to Visual Studio, I suggest starts using Visual Studio 2013 Express Edition.

Here’s the link: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2013-express


Now, everything is getting more interesting in Visual Studio world! Visual Studio will have shorter cadence release! This is also a perfect sample of Application Lifecycle Management discipline clearly implemented!


The picture was from a slide deck of Brian Harry, MS Technical Fellow, when delivering presentation on TechEd North America 2013.

This means, every 11 to 13 months a new Visual Studio version will always be available.