.NET Core 2.0

.NET Core 2.0 By Example – Book Review

Packt Publishing recently released a new title named, “.NET Core 2.0 By Example” authored by Rishabh Verma and Neha Shrivastava. I received a free copy of this book from the author and agreed to read the book and write the review.

As the title says, and to be emphasize on “By Example“, this book turned out to be an excellent introductory book that cover almost every aspect of .NET Core. The approach of the book made it very easy to follow. Very well organized.

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It starts with setting up environments for both Windows and Linux and followed by introduction to native libraries in .NET Core. This will give you a very strong hands and confidence to proceed further. Then, you will move on to learning how to build the different set of application using .NET Core, which includes an end-to-end development of web-based Tic-Tac-Toe and followed by Web Chat Application. It’s not only about learning only the .NET Core, both the step by step solution would make you aware of several set of other technology stacks including SignalR and how they fits with .NET Core.

ASP.NET Core Pipeline
ASP.NET Core Pipeline – Reference Images Book “.NET Core 2.0 By Example”

Post application development, this book takes you through power of cloud and deploying your solution to Azure Services. Furthermore, you will experienced another step by step example of movie booking application by leveraging Entity Framework Core.

Entity Framework Core
Entity Framework Core – Reference Images Book “.NET Core 2.0 By Example”

Well, that’s not the end, it talk about .NET Core with Microservices and with a bonus chapter of Functional Programming with F# and .NET Core.

Book Chapters

  • Getting Started
  • Native Libraries in .NET Core
  • Building Our First .NET Core Game
  • Let’s Chat Web Application
  • Developing the Let’s Chat Web Application
  • Testing and Deploying
  • To the Cloud
  • Movie Booking Web App
  • Microservices with .NET Core
  • Functional Programming with F#

My Thoughts

I personally liked the way the content has been delivered in this book, considering the fact of needs in the modern development and paradigm shift on development stack. Deploying the solution to cloud, managing all the cloud aspect of .NET Core solution, Using Microservices with .NET core, collecting real-time telemetry using Application Insights is something that every developer should know. Also covering the future aspect and upcoming releases of the .NET Core in this book is something that I liked. The book did very good justice with the given title.

Overall, if you are a beginner, planning to start to learn .NET Core or want to learn around all .NET Core with Azure, I would recommend this book for you. Authors did a fantastic work by putting the things in a very nice way. Of course, it will be a very good addition to your book library.

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Disclosure Note: The book was provided to me free by the Author to read and review. The review is purely my personal. Neither the publisher nor the author had seen it before I published it, nor prompted me or influence me in any way.

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Written by Abhijit Jana

I am a Modern and Cloud App Development Consultant working at Microsoft. Presently I am focusing on adopting and delivering world class solution on N+1 Technologies, where I mainly drive engagements on Universal Windows Platforms, Microsoft Azure, IoT and Cross Platform and Device related application Development. I am a former Microsoft MVP, Author of Kinect for Windows SDK and HoloLens BluePrints book and Run Daily .NET Tips . To know more about me click here.

18 comments

  1. Thanks Abhijit ! Great to read the feedback from you and even more glad that you liked it. Many thanks for taking out time and reviewing the book. This review is important to me as you are one of the inspirations for us taking up the author role. You lead the way and we are trying to follow !

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  2. Thanks for the review of this book. Currently I am working on WebApi 2 and having a good experience in MVC as well, want to get good exposure in Asp.Net Core, so that can build cross platform applications, and hope that this book can help me to understand the core of Asp.Net Core.

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  3. Good approach for making people understand .Net core concept. Please send me free e copy will try to create multiplatform application and I think examples in the book might help me.

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  4. To answer the question : We are have a chat bot application using the Microsoft BotBuilder framework, we will be re-targeting it to .NET Core platform using BotBuilde SDK 4.0. Also we have our organization wide APIs created using ASP.NET Core 2.0. This book might help us validating and guiding to optimize the current architecture. We are also evaluating/designing Microservices based architecture for our current apps, this book might help us in this regard as well.

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  5. Building cloud solution, Web API, web site and then create the clients(Android, iOS, Windows)
    And this book is so great to learn .Net core 2.0 to create all the solution using .Net core and preparing for .Net core 3.0 which will be a big step in building apps using .NET platform

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