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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By : Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer
Book Image

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 8. Twitter Clone Using OAuth

In this chapter, we will have a look at how easy it is to create a basic Twitter clone using ASP.NET Core MVC. We will be performing the following tasks:

  • Creating your application on Twitter using Twitter's Application Management
  • Creating an ASP.NET Core MVC application
  • Reading your Home Timeline
  • Posting a tweet

As you can imagine, Twitter functionality does not come as standard in .NET (let alone in .NET Core).


Please be aware that you will need to create a Twitter account in order to perform the tasks in this chapter. You can do this by going to and registering.

Luckily for us, there are many dedicated and passionate developers out there who give their code away for free. You will usually find their code hosted on GitHub, and that is just the place that we will be looking at for a bit of code to integrate into our ASP.NET Core MVC application in order to give it that Twitter functionality. This chapter is by no means an endorsement...