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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)

Understanding NoSQL databases

Two of the most common places to store data are in a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite, or in a NoSQL database such as Azure Cosmos DB, Redis, MongoDB, and Apache Cassandra.

Relational databases were invented in the 1970s. They are queried with Structured Query Language (SQL). At the time, data storage costs were high, so relational databases were designed to reduce data duplication as much as possible. Data is stored in tabular structures with rows and columns that are tricky to refactor once in production. They can be difficult and expensive to scale.

NoSQL does not just mean “no SQL”; it can also mean “not only SQL”. NoSQL databases were invented in the 2000s, after the internet and the web had become popular and adopted many of the learnings from that era of software.

They are designed for massive scalability, high performance, and to make programming...