New releases books about .NET technology

New releases books about .NET technology

We are already in the second half of 2020 and a lot of books related to .NET technology have been published. I decided to collect these positions in one place for you. I will mention here some of them that get the best reviews and seem worth reading in my opinion. I note that I have not read them yet. So let’s start!

Clean Code in C#
by Jason Allis

Who is it for?

The author says that it’s a position for software engineers, developers or architects who would like to develop the efficiency of code in different legacy projects.

Short description

Generally, this book contains different examples of good standards and techniques writing clean code. For starters, the reader can see the comparison of good and bad code and understand the high value of coding methodologies or standards. Thanks to this book you could explore programming practices for objects, data structures, exception handling and other parts of creating software using C#.

Check more details about this book here.


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Practical Entity Framework: Database Access for Enterprise Applications
by Brian L. Gorman

Who is it for?

This book is mainly for .NET developers who work daily with enterprise-level applications and would like to interact with data structures and data within the back end data store or go to the way of taking a code-first approach to building database applications.

Short description

Practical Entity Framework contains a lot of examples of using Entity Framework in enterprise applications. From the get-go, you could find a simple overview of the approaches to working with databases: code first and database first. The book will give you strong basics and knowledge about building maintainable databases using Entity Framework but also about creating stored procedures or functions. Additionally, you could get to know the ways of analyzing and optimizing the performance of database queries.

Check more details about this book here.


Design Patterns in C#: A Hands-on Guide with Real-world Examples, 2nd edition
by Vaskaran Sarcar

Who is it for?

It seems to me I do not have to convince you about the importance of design patterns in software engineering. In my opinion, every software engineer or developer should know fundamental design patterns so this book could be a good starter for you if you don’t know that or probably you would like to consolidate your knowledge.

Short description

This position gives you the possibility to go through the design patterns and their implementation in Visual Studio 2019 using C# 8.0. Every design pattern is explained and you can check its implementation in real applications. You can find there the pros and cons of using these design patterns and Q&A session that clears up any doubts which are in your mind.

Check more details about this book here.


The Complete ASP.NET Core 3 API Tutorial: Hands-On Building, Testing, and Deploying
by Les Jackson

Who is it for?

The Complete ASP.NET Core 3 API Tutorial is a book for .NET enthusiasts who want to develop knowledge about creating ASP.NET Core 3 API. For fully understanding of things included in this book, there is required to know the basics of .NET Core and C#.

Short description

The book, as the title suggests, is a complete tutorial of creating ASP.NET Core 3 API. It begins from the details about setting up the development environment and tools/technologies needed to build, test and deploy the API. Apart from tips about ASP.NET Core 3 API, this book contains practical guidance about things such as REST, JSON or MVC design pattern. You could find information about CI/CD pipelines or unit testing as well.

Check more details about this book here.


Summary

I wanted to collect in one place books connected with .NET technology, which were released in 2020 and are worth to read. It is, of course, my subjective opinion, but I hope you will find something interesting and valuable for you. I encourage you to read my other blog posts related to .NET.

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