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During the 2011 Synergex Conferences we introduced several self-paced tutorials that allowed developers to work through various programming scenarios in order to learn new development techniques or become familiar with new Synergy/DE features. In all we published sixteen tutorials last year, and the feedback that we received from customers was very positive.
Because of the success of the tutorials in 2011 we decided to repeat the process for the 2012 DevPartner conferences, introducing another sixteen tutorials covering a wide range of subjects. Again the feedback from customers has been extremely positive.
During the conferences we provided a Virtual Machine pre-configured with the required development tools and data files, but we also wanted to make the tutorials available to a much wider audience, so I am delighted to announce that the tutorials are now available on-line at http://tutorials.synergex.com.
On this web site you will find a brief description of each of the tutorials, as well as information about any prerequisites for each tutorial. Most of the tutorials are completed either in Workbench or Visual Studio, so generally you’ll need a Windows system with a recent version of Synergy/DE (some tutorials require the very latest version), Visual Studio 2010 SP1, and Synergy Language Integration for Visual Studio. There is a requirements page on the web site that goes into much more detail.
The tutorials are downloaded and accessed via a tutorials client application which can be downloaded and installed (via Click-Once) by clicking the install button on the Download page.
Once you installed the tutorials client application it will present a list of the available tutorials. A globe icon to the right indicates that the tutorial has not been downloaded, and a hard drive icon indicates that the tutorial has been downloaded to your system.
Once you have downloaded a tutorial you can double-click on it to view the instructions for the tutorial. If the tutorial includes pre-configured Workbench workspaces or Visual Studio solutions then toolbar buttons provide quick access to those items.
The sixteen tutorials from 2011 are available immediately, and the sixteen new tutorials from the 2012 conference will become available on-line on Thursday 14th June.
We hope that you enjoy the tutorials and find them useful.
Synergex Professional Services Group