In this series of lessons, we'll focus on introducing Photoshop users to Adobe Illustrator. We'll begin this course by learning about the differences between vectors and pixels. Then we'll take some time to explore Illustrator's workspace, learning how and why it's different from the Photoshop workspace. Next, we'll learn about basic Illustrator objects and explore some of the tools within Illustrator used to create these objects. From there we'll look at ways to organize and manage objects with groups and layers. We'll also have the opportunity to take a look at some of the more advanced tools in Illustrator, including the pathfinder panel, compound paths, masking, and using Illustrator effects. Finally, we'll learn how Photoshop works hand in hand with Illustrator using smart objects. After completing this training, you should have enough knowledge to begin creating and manipulating your own projects inside Illustrator. Software required: Illustrator CS5.
The Data Access Application Block is a part of the Microsoft Enterprise Library. In this block there are many classes that you can use to help simplify your data access code and make it more portable. In this course we will learn about the Data Access Application block, how to use it to do basic querying of data and even map data from our database to objects. This course also covers the entire Data Access Application block, and is designed to help you master the block.
In addition to the well-publicized Code First approach to database development that the Entity Framework 4.1 provides, it also provides the DbContext API. The DbContext API works with Code First, Database First, and Model First and provides a simplified, productive environment for building all types of data-backed applications.