C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development (Third Edition)

C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development (Third Edition)

AUTHOR: Mark J. Price

PUBLISHER: Packt

PAGES: 798

ISBN-10: 1788398076; ISBN-13: 978-1788398077

C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development is a practical guide to creating powerful cross-platform applications with C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0.

About This Book
* Build modern, cross-platform applications with .NET Core 2.0
* Get up to speed with C#, and up to date with all the latest features of C# 7.1
* Start creating professional web applications with ASP.NET Core 2.0

Who This Book Is For
This book is for those of you who have some prior programming experience or have a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) background, and want to gain a solid foundation with C# and to be introduced to the types of applications you could build which will work cross-platform on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

What You Will Learn
* Build cross-platform applications using C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0
* Explore ASP.NET Core 2.0 and learn how to create professional websites, services, and applications
* Improve your application's performance using multitasking
* Use Entity Framework Core and LINQ to query and manipulate data
* Master object-oriented programming with C# to increase code reuse and efficiency
* Familiarize yourself with cross-device app development using the Universal Windows Platform
* Protect and manage your files and data with encryption, streams, and serialization
* Get started with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms
* Preview the nullable reference type feature of C# 8

In Detail
C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 is a practical guide to creating powerful cross-platform applications with C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0. It gives readers of any experience level a solid foundation in C# and .NET. The first part of the book runs you through the basics of C#, as well as debugging functions and object-oriented programming, before taking a quick tour through the latest features of C# 7.1 such as default literals, tuples, inferred tuple names, pattern matching, and more.

After quickly taking you through C# and how .NET works, you'll explore the .NET Standard 2.0 class libraries, covering topics such as packaging and deploying your own libraries, and using common libraries for working with collections, performance, databases, and encryption. The final section demonstrates the major types of application that you can build and deploy cross-device and cross-platform. Here, you'll learn about websites, web applications, web services, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, and mobile apps. By the end of the book, you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need to build modern, cross-platform applications using C# and .NET.

Style and approach
This book takes a step-by-step approach and is filled with exciting projects and fascinating theory. It uses three high-impact sections to equip you with all the tools you'll need to build modern, cross-platform applications using C# and .NET Core 2.0.

About the Author
Mark J. Price is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C#, and Episerver Certified Developer, with more than 20 years of educational and programming experience.

Since 1993, Mark has passed more than 80 Microsoft programming exams, and he specializes in preparing others to pass them too. His students range from professionals with decades of experience to 16-year-old apprentices with none. He successfully guides all of them by combining educational skills with real-world experience in consulting and developing systems for enterprises worldwide.

Between 2001 and 2003, Mark was employed full-time to write official courseware for Microsoft in Redmond, USA. His team wrote the first training courses for C# while it was still an early alpha version. While with Microsoft, he taught "train-the-trainer" classes to get Microsoft Certified Trainers up-to-speed on C# and .NET.

Currently, Mark creates and delivers classroom and e-learning training courses for Episerver's Digital Experience Cloud, the best .NET CMS for Digital Marketing and E-commerce. He is an Episerver Certified Developer (ECD) on Episerver CMS.

In 2010, Mark studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). He taught GCSE and A-Level mathematics in two London secondary schools. He holds a Computer Science BSc Hons. degree from the University of Bristol, UK.

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