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I've been practicing for the AZ-203 exam and I've decided to just take a shot.
I've watched some videos on a Udemy course (formerly 70-532, which I have) and since there aren't any official learning resources I guess this is as good as it gets.
Initially, I wanted to go for AZ-202, but even though it's still on the Microsoft website I've heard it's retired since AZ-200 and AZ-201 are retired (after like two months) and it's just one exam again anyway.
So I go to the Microsoft website, plan the AZ-203 exam, check my account information, and click the "Go to Pearson VUE" button... AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
I check the console and there's a bug in the button click event handler
I tried registering directly at Pearson VUE, but they redirect me to the Microsoft site again.
You don't need clear certifications and learning resources if no one can register for the exam
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Pearson Vues site is crap. I tried to book an exam once. Something went wrong in the registration, and then I couldn't get into the booking form again, no matter what I did.
Called Pearson Vue, they couldn't help me - didn't know what the problem was.
Called Microsoft, they couldn't help me - didn't know what the problem was.
And I was under time pressure to get the test done before out partnership ran out.
In the end, I had to call my local test center directly. They couldn't help me - didn't know what the problem was.
But I could at leat get THEM to talk to Person Vue and get them to have a look at the problem.
After almost a week of waiting, I could FINALLY get into their site again and book the test. With lewss than week to go before the deadline...
I don't like Pearson Vue!
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I bought Telerik's MVC5 UI crap (the absolute latest version, 2019.1.blah bah blah), and here are some initial observations:
It comes with VS extensions that are more marketing hype than anything useful, but one of the extensions is for converting existing solutions to "Telerick MVC5 apps". By converting, it means that it adds the telerik crap to your app. Oh, and by the way, that means HUNDREDS of "culture" files - without asking if you need the culture files.
Next, I created a MVC5 app, and ran update-package to get the newest of everything (remember my rant a few days ago about Bootstrap?), fixed the bootstrap problems, and then "converted" that app. I ran it to see if the site looked okay, and nothing seemed any more out of place than it did before the conversion.
Next, I used their project template to create a telerik app. This is where things started to go sideways. When I ran the app to check it out, it looked like the old MVC3/4 layout. Upon further investigation, I discovered that they also use bootstrap 3 instead of bootstrap 4. This is all well and good until you go to their sass theme builder (not knowing they use bootstrap 3) and try to build a bootstrap 4 theme for your site.
And because their controls aren't 100% compatible with bootstrap, they provide their own bootstrap css adjustments - for bootstrap 3. This means their theme builder generated bootstrap 4 css files don't work for sh|t in your site.
Telerik is what we use at work. I cannot change that fact. It's nice (and I'm sure) that there are "better" libraries from other vendors, but discussions in that regard do me absolutely no good, and are relegated to annectdotal information that doesn't fix Telerik.
I have a feeling it won't be too long before Telerik bans me from their support forums, because the less happy I am, the more overtly caustic my messages become...
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