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Improving your C# Skills

By : Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, Rod Stephens
Book Image

Improving your C# Skills

By: Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, Rod Stephens

Overview of this book

This Learning Path shows you how to create high performing applications and solve programming challenges using a wide range of C# features. You’ll begin by learning how to identify the bottlenecks in writing programs, highlight common performance pitfalls, and apply strategies to detect and resolve these issues early. You'll also study the importance of micro-services architecture for building fast applications and implementing resiliency and security in .NET Core. Then, you'll study the importance of defining and testing boundaries, abstracting away third-party code, and working with different types of test double, such as spies, mocks, and fakes. In addition to describing programming trade-offs, this Learning Path will also help you build a useful toolkit of techniques, including value caching, statistical analysis, and geometric algorithms. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan • Practical Test-Driven Development using C# 7 by John Callaway, Clayton Hunt • The Modern C# Challenge by Rod Stephens
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt
What to Know Before Getting Started
Files and Directories
Advanced C# and .NET Features

A quick introduction to JavaScript IDEs

While you don't need an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) per se, you will need a text editor. Why not have a text editor that does a little bit of the heavy lifting for you? There are, essentially, two types of IDEs available for JavaScript development. The first kind is really more of a text editor than anything else, whereas the second kind is a full-blown editor with compiling and source control built in.

While you can work on JavaScript with only a simple text editor and a console/Terminal window, we recommend using something with at least a little more power.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code, as described in the C# section, is a lightweight editor based on the Electron framework and developed in TypeScript, a language designed by Microsoft to extend JavaScript with static types. TypeScript compiles to JavaScript, so ultimately Visual Studio Code is a JavaScript application.

Why Visual Studio Code?

For working with JavaScript, there are...