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C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fourth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
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C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fourth Edition

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

In C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fourth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications. This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with new chapters on Content Management Systems (CMS) and machine learning with ML.NET. The book covers all the topics you need. Part 1 teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming, and new C# 8.0 features such as nullable reference types, simplified switch pattern matching, and default interface methods. Part 2 covers the .NET Standard APIs, such as managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, working with the filesystem, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform applications you can build and deploy, such as web apps using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The book introduces three technologies for building Windows desktop applications including Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, as well as web applications, web services, and mobile apps.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Understanding Piranha CMS

Piranha CMS is a good choice for learning how to develop for a CMS because it is open source, simple, and flexible.

As described by its lead developer and creator, Håkan Edling, "Piranha CMS is a lightweight, unobtrusive and cross-platform CMS library for .NET Standard 2.0. It can be used to add CMS functionality to an already existing application, build new website from scratch, or even be used as a backend for a mobile application."

Piranha CMS has three design principles:

  • An open and extendible platform.
  • Easy and intuitive for the content administrators.
  • Fast, efficient, and fun for the developers.

Instead of adding more and more complex functions for commercial enterprise customers, Piranha CMS focuses on providing a platform for small to medium sized websites that need non-technical users to edit content on their current websites.

Piranha is not WordPress, meaning it will never have thousands of predefined...