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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

Chapter 6. Web Research Tool with Entity Framework Core

"The biggest lie I tell myself is that I don't need to write it down, I'll remember it."                                                                                                                 – Unknown

So, you've got a few minutes to catch up on your feeds. As you scroll through, you come across a link to an article that someone shared about new ways to remember your guitar chords. You really want to read it, but you don't have enough time now. "I'll read it later", you tell yourself, and later becomes never. Mainly because you did not write it down.

Now there are various applications out there that cater for your need to save links for later use. But we're developers. Let's just have some fun writing our own.

In this chapter, we will look at the following:

  • Entity Framework (EF) Core history
  • Code-First versus Model-First versus Database-First approach
  • Developing a database design
  • Setting up the project
  • Installing EF Core
  • Creating the...