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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

What is Docker?

Before we begin to work with Docker, let's have a look at exactly what Docker is. If you head on over to and look at the What is Docker? page, you will see that they say that Docker is a containerization platform. From a first-look perspective, this does not make much sense. Digging a little deeper though, you will see that Docker simplifies the application-building process and allows you to ship and run those applications in different environments. The different environments may be development, testing, user acceptance testing, and production environments.

Docker makes use of images and containers, and if you look at the Docker logo, you will see this idea of containers represented in their logo:

Cargo planners often have to be very careful how they stack the containers on a cargo ship. They need to keep the container destinations in mind when planning the location of the container on the ship.

For example, a container bound for the Middle East could...