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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've taken a bit of a guided tour around the Entity Framework Core neighborhood. We started off at the museum to look at the history of Entity Framework, before visiting the schools district to discuss some of the differences between the Code-First, Model-First, and Database-First implementation approaches. There was even a quick visit from TechNet, who offered some ideas around designing a database.

Afterwards, we spent some time building our own EF Core solution and looked at the various ways of deploying our application. We also had a look at populating our new building with some test data to see how it will hold up once opened up to the public.

The tour concluded with a visit to the distribution district to get an overview of the available deployment options.

The visit was far too brief to cover all that is available and possible in the world of Entity Framework Core as it is a framework with a large community constantly working on improving and extending its already...