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C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
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C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

In C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fifth 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 a new chapter on the Microsoft Blazor framework. The book’s first part teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming and new C# 9 features such as top-level programs, target-typed new object instantiation, and immutable types using the record keyword. Part 2 covers the .NET APIs, for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the file system, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform apps you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The best type of application for learning the C# language constructs and many of the .NET libraries is one that does not distract with unnecessary application code. For that reason, the C# and .NET topics covered in Chapters 1 to 13 feature console applications. In Chapters 14 to 20, having mastered the basics of the language and libraries, you will build practical applications using ASP.NET Core, Model-View-Controller (MVC), and Blazor. By the end of the book, you will have acquired the understanding and skills you need to use C# 9 and .NET 5 to create websites, services, and mobile apps.
Table of Contents (23 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 a 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...