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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

Beginning with serverless computing

Traditionally, companies spend time and money managing a server's computing resources. These represent a fixed and recurring cost to the company. It doesn't matter if the server is idle or if it is performing some form of computing task. The bottom line is that it costs money just by being there.

With serverless computing, the computing resources are scalable cloud services. This means that it is an event-driven application design. Basically, with serverless computing, you only pay for what you use. This is true of Azure Functions.

Azure Functions are small bits of code that reside in the cloud. Your applications can simply just use these functions as needed, and you only pay for the computing power used. It does not matter if one or one million people access your application. Azure Functions will automatically scale to handle the additional load. When the usage of your application drops, the Azure Function scales back down.

Importance of serverless computing...