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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
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Book Image

C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

4.6 (14)
By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

This latest edition of the bestselling Packt series will give you a solid foundation to start building projects using modern C# and .NET with confidence. You'll learn about object-oriented programming; writing, testing, and debugging functions; and implementing interfaces. You'll take on .NET APIs for managing and querying data, working with the fi lesystem, and serialization. As you progress, you'll explore examples of cross-platform projects you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core. This latest edition integrates .NET 8 enhancements into its examples: type aliasing and primary constructors for concise and expressive code. You'll handle errors robustly through the new built-in guard clauses and explore a simplified implementation of caching in ASP.NET Core 8. If that's not enough, you'll also see how native ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler publish lets web services reduce memory use and run faster. You'll work with the seamless new HTTP editor in Visual Studio 2022 to enhance the testing and debugging process. You'll even get introduced to Blazor Full Stack with its new unified hosting model for unparalleled web development flexibility.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Index

Understanding .NET

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana

.NET, .NET Core, .NET Framework, and Xamarin are related and overlapping platforms for developers used to build applications and services.

If you are not familiar with the history of .NET, then I introduce you to each of these .NET concepts at the following link:

https://github.com/markjprice/cs12dotnet8/blob/main/docs/ch01-dotnet-history.md

Understanding .NET support

.NET versions are either Long Term Support (LTS), Standard Term Support (STS) (formerly known as Current), or Preview, as described in the following list:

  • LTS releases are a good choice for applications that you do not intend to update frequently, although you must update the .NET runtime for your production code monthly. LTS releases are supported by Microsoft for 3 years after General Availability (GA), or 1 year after the next LTS release ships...