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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


In this chapter, we had a look at:

  • Setting up MongoDB on your local machine
  • Using MongoDB Compass
  • Creating an ASP.NET Core MVC application connected to MongoDB

We saw that MongoDB Compass gives developers a nice graphical view of their MongoDB data. Developers therefore don't need to know any MongoDB query syntax. If, however, you would like to take a look at the query syntax, head on over to,

There is still so much that you can learn when it comes to MongoDB and ASP.NET Core MVC. A single chapter is hardly enough to cover it all. What is certain though is that MongoDB is very powerful while remaining extremely simple to use in your applications. MongoDB is well-documented and there is a thriving community out there that can assist and guide you along the way.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at SignalR and how to create a real-time chat application.