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

By : Mark J. Price
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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

Serializing object graphs

An object graph is a structure of multiple objects that are related to each other, either through a direct reference or indirectly through a chain of references.Serialization is the process of converting a live object graph into a sequence of bytes using a specified format. Deserialization is the reverse process. You would use serialization to save the current state of a live object so that you can recreate it in the future, for example, saving the current state of a game so that you can continue at the same place tomorrow. The stream produced from a serialized object is usually stored in a file or database.There are dozens of formats you can choose for serialization, but the two most common text-based human-readable formats are eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). There are also more efficient binary formats like Protobuf used by gRPC.

Good Practice: JSON is more compact and is best for web and mobile applications. XML is...