Launching ASP.NET Core 1.0 course

This is a bit of a different post for me. I obviously blog and speak a lot about how I build apps at Headspring, and one question I get quite often is “can you make some courses on Pluralsight about these topics?” Years ago I co-wrote the MVC in Action books, all on my own time. I set out to do the same and create some videos, but life more or less got in the way, and I never was able to publish anything.

So rather than go through a 3rd-party learning platform, which would have to go through an approval process, I’m building out courseware for Headspring. It’s focused on how we build MVC applications, but on the new ASP.NET Core 1.0 platform. And rather than trying to do it on my own time, which means it’ll never happen, it’ll be through Headspring, which means that it will happen :)

The idea behind the course is that I’ll walk through how we build applications with ASP.NET Core 1.0, using our toolbelt of AutoMapper, MediatR, Fixie, HtmlTags and more, providing a complete end-to-end guide on both features on the new platform, and how to use them effectively.

I’ll post some more here at, just to get things started. Or if you want to go ahead and sign up for the course directly, we’ll have the full series here

Either way, I hope you enjoy!

About Jimmy Bogard

I'm a technical architect with Headspring in Austin, TX. I focus on DDD, distributed systems, and any other acronym-centric design/architecture/methodology. I created AutoMapper and am a co-author of the ASP.NET MVC in Action books.
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  • Peter Bom Jensen

    That’s really great! I have read a lot of your blog posts and seen your videos on Vimeo, will definitely sign up and I really look forward to getting started!

  • Malcolm McMullon

    Sorry to do this in a comment, but could not find an email address for the site. Seems like the feedburner link for the los techies blog is a bit out of date – hadn’t seen any new posts in feedly for a while so I decided to check the site and saw all the new posts. Clicking feedburner link shows last post from early april.

    • jbogard

      Yikes! I think it’s fixed now. Thanks!

  • I’ll most certainly be signing up to this, it sounds like a great idea! Are there any benefits to pre-enrolling?

    • jbogard

      Yep, I’m putting out an email series on comparing ASP.NET vOld and vNext

  • MVC In Action completely changed the way I programmed in ASP.NET MVC. Can’t wait to see what these new courses hold.

    • KevinLaBranche

      I’ll second this comment!

  • I thought Mark Rendle has done the same thing?

    • jbogard

      Done what?

        • jbogard

          Oh yeah, this is a bit different. It’s how *we* build MVC applications, but targeting ASP.NET Core. So the metadata-driven UIs w/ HtmlTags, CQRS with MediatR, feature folders, all that stuff. Not just how to use the new tech, but how to apply it the way I build apps.

          Sorry if that wasn’t clear!

          • Does your course include coverage of EF Core? Or EF 6? I’m guessing either “no” based on the content listing or just EF 6 since DelegateDecompiler doesn’t support Core yet? Is that correct? Thanks!

          • jbogard

            Not really – I think the Pluralsight courses are probably better there.

            Also, we’ve never used EF Core, and I only wanted to talk about what we actually use :)

          • Gotcha, that’s cool, thanks for the reply!

  • KevinLaBranche

    Super excited to hear this Jimmy!!!!

  • Looking forward to the course, already enrolled, just wondering is there a date for when the course will be available?

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  • oguzh4n

    Are there any coupon codes for students? :)

    • jbogard

      It’s early-bird pricing now, so, effectively yes.

  • Nick

    It’s impossible for me to join this course on August.
    Do you plan sessions in future?

    • jbogard

      You can join at any time after it launches!

  • Ousmane Barry

    Is it possible to have the full program (training contents) please ?


  • Jon Crowell

    Jimmy, are you planning to keep the course material current? I’m working through the getting started section and several of the commands no longer work the way they are described.

  • Daniel Todorski

    Hi Jimmy, I’m interested in joining the course and would like know if the course is going to be updated in the future or …?

    • jbogard

      No plans atm!