A comprehensive guide for beginners to learn the key concepts, real-world applications, and latest features of C# 10 and .NET 6 with hands-on exercises using Visual Studio 2022 and Visual Studio Code.
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Extensively revised to accommodate all the latest features that come with C# 10 and .NET 6, this latest edition of our comprehensive guide will get you coding in C# with confidence.
You’ll learn object-oriented programming, writing, testing, and debugging functions, implementing interfaces, and inheriting classes. The book covers the .NET APIs for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the filesystem, async streams, and serialization. You’ll build and deploy cross-platform apps, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core.
Instead of distracting you with unnecessary application code, the first twelve chapters will teach you about C# language constructs and many of the .NET libraries through simple console applications. In later chapters, having mastered the basics, you’ll then build practical applications and services using ASP.NET Core, the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, and Blazor.
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Who this book is for
Designed for both beginners and C# and .NET programmers who have worked with C# in the past and want to catch up with the changes made in the past few years, this book doesn’t need you to have any C# or .NET experience. However, you should have a general understanding of programming before you jump in.
Mark J. Price is a Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# and Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, with more than 20 years of educational and programming experience. Since 1993, Mark has passed more than 80 Microsoft programming exams and 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 other MCTs up-to-speed on C# and .NET. Currently, Mark creates and delivers training courses for Episerver's Digital Experience Cloud, the best .NET CMS for Digital Marketing and E-commerce. 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.