Code like a Pro in C#

  • 11h 49m 2s
  • Jort Rodenburg
  • Manning Publications
  • 2021

Build on your existing programming skills and upskill to professional-level C# programming.

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 There’s no “Hello World” or Computer Science 101 basics - you’ll learn by refactoring an out-of-date legacy codebase, using new techniques, tools, and best practices to bring it up to modern C# standards.

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.

About the audience

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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Introducing C# and .NET
  • Chapter 2: .NET and how it compiles
  • Chapter 3: How bad is this code?
  • Chapter 4: Manage your unmanaged resources!
  • Chapter 5: Setting up a project and database with Entity Framework Core
  • Chapter 6: The act of writing code
  • Chapter 7: Designing and improving larger systems
  • Chapter 8: How to onboard new developers
  • Chapter 9: Extension methods, streams, and abstract classes
  • Chapter 10: Reflection and mocks
  • Chapter 11: Runtime type checking revisited and error handling
  • Chapter 12: Using IAsyncEnumerable<T> and yield return
  • Chapter 13: Middleware, HTTP routing, and HTTP responses
  • Chapter 14: JSON serialization/ deserialization and custom model binding