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Apps and Services with .NET 7

By : Mark J. Price
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Apps and Services with .NET 7

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

Apps and Services with .NET 7 is for .NET 6 and .NET 7 developers who want to kick their C# and .NET understanding up a gear by learning the practical skills and knowledge they need to build real-world applications and services. It covers specialized libraries that will help you monitor and improve performance, secure your data and applications, and internationalize your code and apps. With chapters that put a variety of technologies into practice, including Web API, OData, gRPC, GraphQL, SignalR, and Azure Functions, this book will give you a broader scope of knowledge than other books that often focus on only a handful of .NET technologies. It covers the latest developments, libraries, and technologies that will help keep you up to date. You’ll also leverage .NET MAUI to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as desktop apps for Windows and macOS.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Setting up your development environment

Before you start programming, you’ll need a code editor for C#. Microsoft has a family of code editors and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), which include:

  • Visual Studio 2022 for Windows
  • Visual Studio 2022 for Mac
  • Visual Studio Code for Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Visual Studio Code for Web
  • GitHub Codespaces

Third parties have created their own C# code editors, for example, JetBrains Rider.

In Chapters 1 to 17, you can use OS-specific Visual Studio 2022 or cross-platform Visual Studio Code and JetBrains Rider to build all the apps and services. In Chapter 18, Building Mobile and Desktop Apps Using .NET MAUI, and Chapter 19, Integrating .NET MAUI Apps with Blazor and Native Platforms, although you could use Visual Studio Code to build the mobile and desktop app, it is not easy. Visual Studio 2022 for Windows or Mac has better support for .NET MAUI than Visual Studio Code does (for now...