Developer University (DevU.com) is focused on helping absolute beginners to programming receive the guidance, training and mentoring they need to successfully interview and obtain an entry level software development position focusing at Microsoft development platform-enabled businesses.
Developer University is the newest incarnation the popular website LearnVisualStudio.NET, the original video training website for .NET developers. Learn more about the transition to DevU here. In its 14 year history, LearnVisualStudio.NET has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn .NET. Developer University is laser focused on helping aspiring software developers find their first job. This transcends video and quizzes to making personal connections and providing advice and mentoring.
Bob Tabor is an author, trainer, entrepreneur and six time (and current 2016) Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award winner. He founded LearnVisualStudio.NET in February, 2002 in an effort to make training inexpensive and accessible to everyone. He was the first to create training videos on C# and .NET, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, SQL Server and more. In 2004, Microsoft approach Bob about creating courses that would be included "in the box" in the various Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions. These became the very first video training courses hosted on Microsoft''s own web properties. Since then Bob has created hundreds of hours of training featured on Microsoft''s like Channel9 and Microsoft Virtual Academy. Universities, companies and non-profits around the world use Bob''s training in their curriculum on a daily basis.
Before striking out on his own, he worked as a software development consultant in the Dallas, Texas USA area at large organizations like Ernst & Young, KPMG, Sprint, American Heart Association, Mary Kay Corporation and others. He has a degree in Management Information Systems from Loyola University of Chicago, but with regard to software development is self-taught. After struggling for years to grasp important software development ideas, he realized that the fundamental problem with training was that it was expensive and instructors were inconsistent in their knowledge and presentation skills. Bob is married, has two sons in college and lives in the Dallas, Texas, USA area.