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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

Features of Azure Functions

Azure Functions offer developers a rich set of features. Refer to the Microsoft documentation to read up more on Azure Functions— For now, we will have a look at a few of those features.

Choice of languages

The great thing about Azure Functions is that you can create them in a language of your choice. For a list of supported languages, browse to the following URL:

For this chapter, we will be using C# to write the Azure Function.

Pay-per-use pricing

As mentioned earlier, you will only pay for the actual time spent that your Azure Function runs. The consumption plan is billed per second. Microsoft have a great document on Azure Functions pricing at the following URL:

Flexible development

You can create your Azure Functions directly in the Azure portal. You can also set up continuous...