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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)

Building Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are SPAs that work like desktop apps. They can run in their own window instead of in a browser window, and then be started from the desktop or home screen on a mobile device. They automatically update in the background.

They are named “progressive” because they can first be used as a website, perhaps only once or rarely, and then be installed if the user finds they use them more frequently and want some of the benefits of a more integrated experience that works offline.

PWA support in Blazor WebAssembly projects means that the web app gains the following benefits:

  • It acts as a normal web page until the visitor explicitly decides to progress to a full app experience, with better integrations with native platform features like notifications, full access to the filesystem, and so on.
  • After the app is installed, it can be launched from the OS’s start menu or desktop.
  • It visually...