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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 ASP.NET Core

Since this book is about C# and .NET, we will learn about app models that use them to build the practical applications that we will encounter in the remaining chapters of this book.

More Information: Microsoft has extensive guidance for implementing app models in its .NET Architecture Guides documentation, which you can read at the following link: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/dotnet/architecture-guides.

Microsoft ASP.NET Core is part of a history of Microsoft technologies used to build websites and services that have evolved over the years:

  • Active Server Pages (ASP) was released in 1996 and was Microsoft’s first attempt at a platform for dynamic server-side execution of website code. ASP files contain a mix of HTML and code that execute on the server written in the VBScript language.
  • ASP.NET Web Forms was released in 2002 with the .NET Framework and was designed to enable non-web developers, such as...