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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

What are the benefits of using MongoDB?

To answer this question, let's have a look at the benefits of using MongoDB.

Faster development with MongoDB

This might become clearer during your development process, but let's just say that one part of the development process I dislike is having to create data tables for the various forms and fields. Have you ever had to create a table to store address field information? That's right, you need to add something similar to the following:

  • Address1
  • Address2
  • Address3
  • Address4
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Country

This table can obviously get very large. It depends on what exactly you need to store. With MongoDB, you only need to pass it the address array. MongoDB takes care of the rest. No more mucking around with creating table statements.

Career–enhancing skillset

More and more career sites are listing MongoDB as a sought-after skillset. It is more frequently used in companies, and new developers are expected to have some experience with MongoDB. A quick search on LinkedIn's jobs...