Getting Started - Developer Courses

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Getting Started

What You’ll Learn

This training will begin by covering the basics of getting started developing on Agility. We will primarily be focusing on Web Content Management and website deployment.  The training has been broken down into a set of labs that will allow you to build on your knowledge as you move through the training.  Once complete, you will have the initial base skills necessary to develop an Agility based website and deploy it into production.

What You’ll Need

To complete the labs in this training course, you’ll need to have a Sandbox Sample Site setup for you and have a copy of the site source code. Our current Sandbox Sample Site is a .NET 4.0 site using ASP.NET MVC 4.

You will need to have access to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio. If you don't have a Professional or Enterprise license, you can still use the free Community Edition.

Finally, you’ll need a web browser with an internet connection to access the Agility Content Manager. The Agility Content Manager supports all modern browsers.

How to Get Set Up

If you haven’t done so already, contact our support@agilitycms.com or submit a request to get a Sample Site set up. We’ll send you a download link where you can get the source code for your sample site. 

Once you’ve got the source files, select the .sln Solution File to open the project in Visual Studio. The site will automatically be configured to connect to your Sample Site instance and will be running in Development Mode using IIS Express. Click “Start Debugging” or “Start without Debugging” to run your site locally in your favourite web browser.

Video - How to run a Project Locally

Site Walkthrough

Once you have the Sample Site running locally, click the “Start Tour” link found in the footer of the site. This will launch a guided tour taking you through some basics of how this site is put together.

Ready to Start?

Head on over to the Developer 101 Training Course.

 

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