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Introducing the DeveloperNet University Web Site and Article Series

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Senior Research Engineer
Developer Information

01 Oct 1998

Introduces our new series for developers from beginning to advanced, in every language, platform, and skill level. Also discusses our new Web site for DeveloperNet University.


Our Developer Roadmap Web site and Developer Notes AnyInfo series has generated some interest and suggestions. One of the most prevalent suggestions is that we start out with something a little more simple than the AnyInfo application.

Well, leadership has heard your plea and now, we have a plan. Immediately following this article, you will find "NDS101 with Novell's NWDir Bean," the first article in an ongoing series for developers in every language, platform, and skill level, from beginning to advanced. Every article in this series will have a corresponding buildable source code project. Like the AnyInfo examples, both the articles and the projects will go on a new Web site called DeveloperNet University. For more information, refer to:

DeveloperNet University Curriculum

The DeveloperNet University site will be organized like a university's curriculum, making it easy to find examples developed to your language, platform, and skill level.

There will be six main levels, freshman, sophomore, and so on up through doctorate, which gives us plenty of room to grow. Each level will be divided into numbered topical categories. For instance, the freshman NDS category will have examples grouped under the numbers NDS101, NDS102, and up in ascending degrees of complexity.

Within each numbered topical category, there will be several examples containing applications with identical features, but using different languages, platforms, or access methods.

Figure 1: To keep things simple, the series starts out with client-side-only NDS applications.

In Figure 1 you can see that NDS101, the first freshman category, will contain applications that can read information from an attribute in an object in an NDS tree. NDS101 will contain examples that show how to complete this task using the C language from the client, using Novell's NWDir Java bean, using ActiveX, and so on.

NDS102 addresses the next logical skill level for the same languages, access methods, and environments. Naturally, we won't be able to cover every task or environment, but we will try to meet most of your needs.

We Want Your Feedback

We would like to hear about the tasks and environments you think are important. For example, as an NT developer, do you need special examples? How about you Delphi developers?

Please contact our editor with your suggestions at:

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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