Learn how to build web applications from three Microsoft MVPs. After building the data application layer using Entity Framework Core and a RESTful service using ASP.NET Core, you will then build the client side web application three ways: first, using ASP.NET Core, then using Angular 2, and, finally, using React. You will be able to compare and contrast these UI frameworks and select the best one for your needs.
.NET Core is a complete rewrite of the popular .NET and its related frameworks. While many concepts are similar between .NET Core and the .NET 4.6 framework, there are revolutionary changes as well, including updates to Entity Framework Core and ASP.NET Core. The first section of this book covers the three main parts of building applications with C#: Entity Framework, ASP.NET Core Services, and ASP.NET Core Web Applications.
What You'll Learn
- Understand the fundamentals of .NET Core and what that means to the traditional .NET developer
- Build a data access layer with Entity Framework Core, a RESTful service with ASP.NET Core MVC, and a website with ASP.NET Core MVC and Bootstrap
- Automate many build tasks with client side build utilities
Programming C# 5.0: Building Windows 8, Web, and Desktop Applications for the .NET 4.5 Framework
After a dozen years of incremental changes, C# has become one of the most versatile programming languages available. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn just how powerful the combination of C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5 can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 5.0 fundamentals and teaches you techniques for building web and desktop applications, including Windows 8-style apps.
Completely rewritten for experienced programmers, this book provides many code examples to help you work with the nuts and bolts of C# code, such as generics, dynamic typing, and the new asynchronous programming features. You’ll also get up to speed on XAML, ASP.NET, LINQ, and other .NET tools.
- Discover how C# supports fundamental coding features such as classes, other custom types, collections, and error handling
- Understand the differences between dynamic and static typing in C#
- Query and process diverse data sources such as in-memory object models, databases, and XML documents with LINQ
- Use .NET’s multithreading features to exploit your computer’s parallel processing capabilities
- Learn how the new asynchronous language features can help improve application responsiveness and scalability
- Use XAML to create Windows 8-style, phone, and classic desktop applications
Artificial Intelligence for .NET: Speech, Language, and Search: Building Smart Applications with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs
Get introduced to the world of artificial intelligence with this accessible and practical guide. Build applications that make intelligent use of language and user interaction to better compete in today’s marketplace. Discover how your application can deeply understand and interpret content on the web or a user’s machine, intelligently react to direct user interaction through speech or text, or make smart recommendations on products or services that are tailored to each individual user.
With Microsoft Cognitive Services, you can do all this and more utilizing a set of easy-to-use APIs that can be consumed on the desktop, web, or mobile devices. Developers normally think of AI implementation as a tough task involving writing complex algorithms. This book aims to remove the anxiety by creating a cognitive application with a few lines of code. There is a wide range of Cognitive Services APIs available. This book focuses on some of the most useful and powerful ways that your application can make intelligent use of language.
Artificial Intelligence for .NET: Speech, Language, and Search will show you how you can start building amazing capabilities into your applications today.
- Understand the underpinnings of artificial intelligence through practical examples and scenarios
- Get started building an AI-based application in Visual Studio
- Build a text-based conversational interface for direct user interaction
- Use the Cognitive Services Speech API to recognize and interpret speech
- Look at different models of language, including natural language processing, and how to apply them in your Visual Studio application
- Reuse Bing search capabilities to better understand a user’s intention
- Work with recommendation engines and integrate them into your apps
Programming C#: Building .NET Applications with C#
The programming language C# was built with the future of application development in mind. Pursuing that vision, C#'s designers succeeded in creating a safe, simple, component-based, high-performance language that works effectively with Microsoft's .NET Framework. Now the favored language among those programming for the Microsoft platform, C# continues to grow in popularity as more developers discover its strength and flexibility. And, from the start, C# developers have relied on Programming C# both as an introduction to the language and a means of further building their skills.
The fourth edition of Programming C#--the top-selling C# book on the market--has been updated to the C# ISO standard as well as changes to Microsoft's implementation of the language. It also provides notes and warnings on C# 1.1 and C# 2.0.
Aimed at experienced programmers and web developers, Programming C#, 4th Edition, doesn't waste too much time on the basics. Rather, it focuses on the features and programming patterns unique to the C# language. New C# 2005 features covered in-depth include:
- Visual Studio 2005
- Collection interfaces and iterators
- Anonymous methods
- New ADO.NET data controls
- Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
Liberty also incorporates reader suggestions from previous editions to help create the most consumer-friendly guide possible.
Professional Access 2013 Programming
Authoritative and comprehensive coverage for building Access 2013 Solutions
Access, the most popular database system in the world, just opened a new frontier in the Cloud. Access 2013 provides significant new features for building robust line-of-business solutions for web, client and integrated environments. This book was written by a team of Microsoft Access MVPs, with consulting and editing by Access experts, MVPs and members of the Microsoft Access team. It gives you the information and examples to expand your areas of expertise and immediately start to develop and upgrade projects.
- Explores the new development environment for Access web apps
- Focuses on the tools and techniques for developing robust web applications
- Demonstrates how to monetize your apps with Office Store and create e-commerce solutions
- Explains how to use SQL Server effectively to support both web and client solutions
- Provides techniques to add professional polish and deploy desktop application
- Shows you how to automate other programs using Macros, VBA, API calls and more.
Professional Access 2013 Programming is a complete guide on the latest tools and techniques for building Access 2013 applications for both the web and the desktop so that developers and businesses can move forward with confidence. Whether you want to add expand your expertise with Client/Server deployments or start developing web apps, you will want this book as a companion and reference.
MVVM in Delphi: Architecting and Building Model View ViewModel Applications
Dive into the world of MVVM, learn how to build modern Windows applications, and prepare for cross-platform development. This book introduces you to the right mindset and demonstrates suitable methodologies that allow for quick understanding of the MVVM paradigm. MVVM in Delphi shows you how to use a quick and efficient MVVM framework that allows for scalability, is of manageable complexity, and provides strong efficiency.
One of the biggest challenges developers face is how to convert legacy and monolithic Delphi applications to the MVVM architecture. This book takes you on a step-by-step journey and teaches you how to adapt an application to fit into the MVVM design.
What You Will Learn
- Gain the fundamentals of MVVM
- Visualize MVVM as a design philosophy
- Create easy-to-use frameworks for building your own MVVM applications
- Develop a methodology for converting legacy applications to the MVVM pattern
- Architect cross-platform and multi-lingual applications using the MVVM pattern
Who This Book Is For
Delphi developers with a good knowledge of Delphi or programming experience in a different language. In addition, this book is attractive to Delphi developers who want to modernize existing applications based on the MVVM design.
.NET Internationalization: The Developer's Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications
As business becomes more and more global, software developers increasingly need to make applications multi-lingual and culturally aware. The .NET Framework may well have the most comprehensive support for internationalization and globalization of any development platform to date, and .NET Internationalization teaches developers how to unlock and utilize that support.
Experienced international application developer Guy Smith-Ferrier covers the internationalization of both Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications, using both Versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the .NET Framework. Smith-Ferrier not only teaches you the best ways to take advantage of the globalization and internationalization features built in to the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, he also provides original code to take globalized applications to the next level of international utility and maintainability.
Key topics include
• An introduction to the internationalization process and how localization and globalization are supported in Windows and the .NET Framework
• The use of resource managers, cultures, resource DLLs, and localized strings, images, and files—including strongly typed resources
• Detailed coverage of form localization in Windows Forms and Web Forms
• Dealing with regional cultures and their casing, collation, and calendars
• Managing right-to-left Middle-Eastern text and pictographic East Asian languages
• How to use the book’s original resource administration utilities
• How to translate resources with machine translation
• How to create custom cultures and integrate them with the .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005
• How resource managers work and how to write custom resource managers, including a resource manager that uses a database
• How to test your internationalization with FxCop using new and existing globalization rules
• How to effectively include the translator in the internationalization process
Whether you are a developer, architect, or manager, if you are involved in international applications with the .NET Framework, this is the one book you need to read and understand before you start development.
Guy Smith-Ferrier is an author, developer, trainer, and speaker with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. He has internationalized applications in four development platforms, including the .NET Framework. A frequent conference speaker, Guy is the author of C# and .NET courseware and has written numerous articles. You can read his blog at www.guysmithferrier.com.
Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting
Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, and makers. With easy to follow tutorials that first brush up on the basics of the program and then cover many advanced processes, this resource offers both informative text and full-color illustrations to clearly convey the techniques and features you need to excel. The updated second edition has a new chapter that explains how to make things with SketchUp, and covers 3D printing, design to fabrication, CNC milling, and laser cutting. Other chapters also now cover Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D web content generation. Additionally, the revised text offers insight into the latest products and plugin extensions, navigation methods, import/export options, and 3D model creation features to ensure you have an up to date understanding of how to make SketchUp help you meet your project goals.
A leading 3D modeling application, SketchUp features documentation capabilities through photorealistic renderings and construction drawings. Because of its ease of use and ability to be enhanced with many plugin extensions for project-specific applications, SketchUp is considered the tool of choice for professionals in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication fields.
- Access thoroughly updated information in an easy to understand writing style
- Increase your efficiency and accuracy when using SketchUp and refresh and supplement your understanding of SketchUp's basics
- Explore component-based modeling for assembly, scheduling, collaborative design, and modeling with a BIM approach
- Find the right plugin extensions and understand how to best work with them
- See how easy it is to generate presentation-ready renderings from your 3D models
- Learn how you can use 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting to make things with SketchUp
- Use cookbook-style Ruby coding to create amazing 3D objects
- Supplement your knowledge with video tutorials, sample files, and Ruby scripts via a robust companion website
Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is an integral resource for both students and professionals working in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication industries.
Pro Excel Financial Modeling: Building Models for Technology Startups (Expert's Voice in Office)
Learn the business thinking behind financial modeling and execute what you know effectively using Microsoft Excel. Many believe that sales and profitability projections shown in financial models are the keys to success in attracting investors. The truth is that investors will come up with their own projections. The investor wants to understand the assumptions, structure, and relationships within the modeling of a startup. If the investor is satiated, the entrepreneur has successfully demonstrated a complete understanding of the business side of the enterprise. Pro Excel Financial Modeling provides the keys necessary to learn this thinking and to build the models that will illustrate it.
- Step–by–step approach to developing financial models in Excel
- Extensive case studies and Excel templates provided
Building Microservices with ASP.NET Core: Develop, Test, and Deploy Cross-Platform Services in the Cloud
At a time when nearly every vertical, regardless of domain, seems to need software running in the cloud to make money, microservices provide the agility and drastically reduced time to market you require. This hands-on guide shows you how to create, test, compile, and deploy microservices, using the ASP.NET Core free and open-source framework. Along the way, you’ll pick up good, practical habits for building powerful and robust services.
Building microservices isn’t about learning a specific framework or programming language; it’s about building applications that thrive in elastically scaling environments that don't have host affinity, and that can start and stop at a moment’s notice. This practical book guides you through the process.
- Learn test-driven and API-first development concepts
- Communicate with other services by creating and consuming backing services such as databases and queues
- Build a microservice that depends on an external data source
- Learn about event sourcing, the event-centric approach to persistence
- Use ASP.NET Core to build web applications designed to thrive in the cloud
- Build a service that consumes, or is consumed by, other services
- Create services and applications that accept external configuration
- Explore ways to secure ASP.NET Core microservices and applications