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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By : Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer
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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By: Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer

Overview of this book

.NET Core is a general purpose, modular, cross-platform, and open source implementation of .NET. With the latest release of .NET Core, many more APIs are expected to show up, which will make APIs consistent across .Net Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin. This step-by-step guide will teach you the essential .NET Core and C# concepts with the help of real-world projects. The book starts with a brief introduction to the latest features of C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 before moving on to explain how C# 7 can be implemented using the object-oriented paradigm. You'll learn to work with relational data using Entity Framework and see how to use ASP.NET Core practically. This book will show you how .NET Core allows the creations of cross-platform applications. You'll also learn about SignalR to add real-time functionality to your application. Then you will see how to use MongoDB and how to implement MongoDB into your applications. You'll learn about serverless computing and OAuth concepts, along with running ASP.NET Core applications with Docker Compose. This project-based guide uses practical applications to demonstrate these concepts. By the end of the book, you'll be proficient in developing applications using .NET Core 2.0.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


Looking back at this chapter, we had a look at setting up an ASP.NET Core application on Windows. We looked at adding views and controllers and, if you are familiar with ASP.NET MVC, then you will have felt right at home. If not, ASP.NET MVC is really very easy.

Lastly, we had a look at what makes .NET Core so powerful by running the same application on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The power of .NET Core should be evident to you by now. It allows developers to write truly cross-platform applications using .NET. This technology is a game changer and something every developer must get to grips with.

Next, you might wonder what we need to do when we want to hook up a database to a .NET Core application. In the next chapter, we will look at using MongoDB on an ASP.NET Core MVC application.

Why do we want to use MongoDB, you might wonder? Well, MongoDB is free, open source, and flexible. Then again, why would we not want to use MongoDB? See you in the next chapter!