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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

Understanding modern databases

Two of the most common places to store data are in a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite, or in a NoSQL database such as Azure Cosmos DB, Redis, MongoDB, and Apache Cassandra.Relational databases were invented in the 1970s. They are queried with Structured Query Language (SQL). At the time, data storage costs were high, so they reduced data duplication as much as possible. Data is stored in tabular structures with rows and columns that are tricky to refactor once in production. They can be difficult and expensive to scale.NoSQL databases do not just mean “no SQL”; they can also mean “not only SQL.” They were invented in the 2000s, after the Internet and the web had become popular, and adopted many of the learnings from that era of software. They are designed for massive scalability and high performance and to make programming easier by providing maximum flexibility and...