Build on your existing programming skills and upskill to professional-level C# programming.
Summary In Code Like A Pro in C# you will learn:
Unit testing and test-driven development Refactor a legacy .NET codebase Principles of clean code Essential backend architecture skills Query and manipulate databases with LINQ and Entity Framework Core
Critical business applications worldwide are written in the versatile C# language and the powerful .NET platform, running on desktops, cloud systems, and Windows or Linux servers. Code Like a Pro in C# makes it easy to turn your existing abilities in C# or another OO language (such as Java) into practical C# mastery. There’s no “Hello World” or Computer Science 101 basics—you’ll learn by refactoring an out-of-date legacy codebase, using new techniques, tools, and best practices to bring it up to modern C# standards.
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About the technology You know the basics, now get ready for the next step! Pro-quality C# code is efficient, clean, and fast. Whether you’re building user-facing business applications or writing data-intensive backend services, the experience-based, practical techniques in this book will take your C# skills to a new level.
About the book Code Like a Pro in C# teaches you to how write clean C# code that’s suitable for enterprise applications. In this book, you’ll refactor a legacy codebase by applying modern C# techniques. You’ll explore tools like Entity Framework Core, design techniques like dependency injection, and key practices like testing and clean coding. It’s a perfect path to upgrade your existing C# skills or shift from another OO language into C# and the .NET ecosystem.
Unit testing and test-driven development Refactor a legacy .NET codebase Principles of clean code Query and manipulate databases with LINQ and Entity Framework Core
About the reader For developers experienced with object-oriented programming. No C# experience required.
About the author Jort Rodenburg is a software engineer who has taught numerous courses on getting up to speed with C# and .NET.
Table of Contents
PART 1 USING C# AND .NET 1 Introducing C# and .NET 2 .NET and how it compiles PART 2 THE EXISTING CODEBASE 3 How bad is this code? 4 Manage your unmanaged resources! PART 3 THE DATABASE ACCESS LAYER 5 Setting up a project and database with Entity Framework Core PART 4 THE REPOSITORY LAYER 6 Test-driven development and dependency injection 7 Comparing objects 8 Stubbing, generics, and coupling 9 Extension methods, streams, and abstract classes PART 5 THE SERVICE LAYER 10 Reflection and mocks 11 Runtime type checking revisited and error handling 12 Using IAsyncEnumerable and yield return PART 6 THE CONTROLLER LAYER 13 Middleware, HTTP routing, and HTTP responses 14 JSON serialization/deserialization and custom model binding