Improving your C# Skills

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Learn
  • Measure application performance using BenchmarkDotNet
  • Leverage the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ)library to perform asynchronous operations
  • Modify a legacy application to make it testable
  • Use LINQ and PLINQ to search directories for files matching patterns
  • Find areas of polygons using geometric operations
  • Randomize arrays and lists with extension methods
  • Use cryptographic techniques to encrypt and decrypt strings and files
About

This Learning Path shows you how to create high performing applications and solve programming challenges using a wide range of C# features. You’ll begin by learning how to identify the bottlenecks in writing programs, highlight common performance pitfalls, and apply strategies to detect and resolve these issues early. You'll also study the importance of micro-services architecture for building fast applications and implementing resiliency and security in .NET Core. Then, you'll study the importance of defining and testing boundaries, abstracting away third-party code, and working with different types of test double, such as spies, mocks, and fakes. In addition to describing programming trade-offs, this Learning Path will also help you build a useful toolkit of techniques, including value caching, statistical analysis, and geometric algorithms. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:
• C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
• Practical Test-Driven Development using C# 7 by John Callaway, Clayton Hunt
• The Modern C# Challenge by Rod Stephens

Features
  • Understand how to use .NET frameworks like the Task Parallel Library (TPL)and CryptoAPI
  • Develop a containerized application based on microservices architecture
  • Gain insights into memory management techniques in .NET Core
Page Count 606
Course Length 18 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781838558383
Date Of Publication 26 Feb 2019

Authors

Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan

Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan is a seasoned programmer and solution architect with more than 15 years of software development experience. He has worked in different organizations across Pakistan, the USA, and the Middle East. Currently, he is working with Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer and based in Dubai. He specializes mainly in Application development, Cloud technologies and DevOps. He is a prolific writer and published numerous technical articles on different websites, such as MSDN, TechNet, DZone, and also an author of three other books published by Packt: JavaScript for .NET Developers, Enterprise Application Architecture with .NET Core and C# 7.0 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance.

John Callaway

John Callaway, a Microsoft MVP, has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to ReactJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, along with mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.

Clayton Hunt

Clayton Hunt has been programming professionally since 2005, doing mostly web development with an emphasis on JavaScript and C#. He focuses on Software Craftsmanship and is a signatory of both the Agile Manifesto and the Software Craftsmanship manifesto. He believes that through short iterations and the careful gathering of requirements, we can deliver the highest quality and most value in the shortest time. He enjoys learning and encouraging others to continuously improve themselves.

Rod Stephens

Rod Stephens has been a software developer, consultant, instructor, and author. He has written more than 30 books and 250 magazine articles covering such topics as three-dimensional graphics, algorithms, database design, software engineering, interview puzzles, C#, and Visual Basic. Rod's popular C# Helper and VB Helper websites receive millions of hits per year and contain thousands of tips, tricks, and example programs for C# and Visual Basic developers.