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Sam S. Gill
Professor Emeritus of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
I teach and publish (articles, books, and courseware) in many areas of information systems focusing on strategy, management, and technology. My current research interests include development methodologies for mobile devices (phone and tablets), development architectures, platforms and languages including: .NET, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, WebSphere, Visual Basic, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and Java.

Occasionally, I still teach IBM mainframe topics such as: COBOL, CICS, and DB2.

Currently, I am teaching development courses for designing and implementing  business applications on the Windows 10 and the Android platforms and Windows Azure as well as Information Technology Security.

I am still keeping up with the latest Microsoft .NET technologies and the Office 2016 offerings including SharePoint 2016.
Fall 2016

ISYS 515 Business Application Development with .NET

Room Number: BUS 111
Day and Time: Thursday 7:00 - 9:45 PM
Office Hours: BUS 301 Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM

This course covers the theory and practice of business application design and development using the .NET technology.


The ASP.NET MVC 5 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.


The user experience of building MVC applications has also been substantially improved. The new, more tightly integrated, Visual Studio 2015 IDE has been enhanced specifically with MVC application development in mind and provides a full suite of tools to improve development times and assist in reporting, debugging and deploying your code.


In this course, emphasis will be placed on database applications development using ADO.NET, and web applications development using ASP.NET.  Students will learn to develop class-based business components using .NET, and will have hands on experience with cloud computing using Windows Azure.

You can access the course syllabus here...