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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


As shown in this chapter, SignalR is really easy to implement. We created a chat application, but there are a number of apps that can benefit from real-time experiences. These include stock exchange, social media, multiplayer games, auctions, e-commerce, financial reporting, and weather notifications

The list can go on. Even if the need for real-time data is not a requirement, SignalR can still be beneficial for any app to make communication between nodes seamless.

Glancing at the GitHub page for Asp.NET SignalR (, it is obvious that the library is constantly being worked on and improved, which is great news.

With the need for quick, relevant, and accurate information becoming more critical, SignalR is a great player to have on your team.