Dirk Strauss Publications – Below are my publications that are available across various websites such as Amazon, Packt, Apress, and Syncfusion. If you want to know more about me, see my about page and if you want to contact me you can do so here.
Dirk Strauss Publications with Apress
Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications
Design and develop an ASP.NET Core web application using .NET Core 3.0. This book shows you how to publish a web application to a web server and connect the published web application to a production database.
Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications starts by setting up the Visual Studio project where you will learn about Razor pages, Entities, and creating a data service. You will create models along with methods to use a query string and handle bad requests. Modifying data with Tag helpers is discussed as well as installation of Entity Framework, working with database migrations, and implementing a data access service. You will learn how to use layout pages and sections with Partial Views, _ViewImports, and _ViewStart files. You also will create custom middleware and log application events. You will be able to deploy the web application as well as connect it to a SQL Server database.
Getting Started with Visual Studio 2019
Know how to use the features of Visual Studio 2019 and utilize the IDE correctly to become your one-stop solution for creating quality code. Learn what’s new in VS 2019 and explore the existing features of Visual Studio so you can use them more efficiently.
Getting Started with Visual Studio 2019 begins with an overview of Visual Studio and explores new features such as Visual Studio Live Share, Visual Studio Search, Solution Filters, and Intellicode. Author Dirk Strauss teaches you how to create project templates, write code snippets, and manage NuGet packages. You will learn how to: debug your code using breakpoints and step into specific methods, use data tips, and utilize the DebuggerDisplay attribute. You will then move on to learn unit testing and explore the tools provided by Visual Studio to create and run unit tests. The book also covers source control integration in Visual Studio and how to use GitHub to implement a source control strategy in your code.
Exploring Advanced Features in C#
Become a more productive programmer by leveraging the newest features available to you in C#. This book highlights the new language features available to you and how to use these and other tools such as Bootstrap, SCSS, and jQuery to enhance your web applications.
Exploring Advanced Features in C# starts with some of the new features of C# 7 such as how to implement local functions, tuples and generalized async return types. The book also looks at C# 8, where the author demonstrates how to implement nullable reference types, recursive patterns, ranges, indicies, switch expressions, and many more. Next, you go through some of the distinct features of C# that might often be overlooked such as generics, asynchronous programming, and dynamic types. The author demonstrates how to implement these features through clear and concise examples.
Next, you’ll discuss creating responsive web applications using ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) where you’ll learn how to combine Bootstrap with jQuery and SCSS to create interactive web applications with a great-looking, user-friendly UI. Moving forward, you will create and run applications on the latest .NET Core version 3.0 as well as explore some of the features of .NET Core 3.0. Finally, you will go through the tips and tricks of Visual Studio 2019 that make you more productive.
After reading the book, you will be able to implement new features available in C# and learn how to enhance your application development using ASP.NET MVC and .NET Core.
Dirk Strauss Publications with Packt
C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints
.NET Core is a general purpose, modular, cross-platform, and open source implementation of .NET. With the latest release of .NET Core, many more APIs are expected to show up, which will make APIs consistent across .Net Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin. This step-by-step guide will teach you the essential .NET Core and C# concepts with the help of real-world projects.
The book starts with a brief introduction to the latest features of C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 before moving on to explain how C# 7 can be implemented using the object-oriented paradigm. You’ll learn to work with relational data using Entity Framework and see how to use ASP.NET Core practically. This book will show you how .NET Core allows the creations of cross-platform applications.
You’ll also learn about SignalR to add real-time functionality to your application. Then you will see how to use MongoDB and how to implement MongoDB into your applications. You’ll learn about serverless computing and OAuth concepts, along with running ASP.NET Core applications with Docker Compose.
This project-based guide uses practical applications to demonstrate these concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll be proficient in developing applications using .NET Core 2.0.
Table of contents
- eBook Manager and Catalog App
- Cricket Score Calculator and Tracker
- Cross Platform .NET Core System Info Manager
- Task Bug logging ASP .NET Core MVC app
- ASP.NET SignalR Chat Application
- Web Research Tool with Entity Framework Core
- A Serverless email validation Azure Function
- Twitter Clone using Oauth
- Using Docker and ASP.NET Core
C# 7 and .NET Core Cookbook
C# has recently been open-sourced and C# 7 comes with a host of new features for building powerful, cross-platform applications.
This book will be your solution to some common programming problems that you come across with C# and will also help you get started with .NET Core 1.1. Through a recipe-based approach, this book will help you overcome common programming challenges and get your applications ready to face the modern world.
We start by running you through new features in C# 7, such as tuples, pattern matching, and so on, giving you hands-on experience with them. Moving forward, you will work with generics and the OOP features in C#. You will then move on to more advanced topics, such as reactive extensions, Regex, code analyzers, and asynchronous programming. This book will also cover new, cross-platform .NET Core 1.1 features and teach you how to utilize .NET Core on macOS. Then, we will explore microservices as well as serverless computing and how these benefit modern developers. Finally, you will learn what you can do with Visual Studio 2017 to put mobile application development across multiple platforms within the reach of any developer.
Table of Contents
1: NEW FEATURES IN C# 7.0
2: CLASSES AND GENERICS
3: OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING IN C#
4: CODE ANALYZERS IN VISUAL STUDIO
5: REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
6: WORKING WITH FILES, STREAMS, AND SERIALIZATION
7: MAKING APPS RESPONSIVE WITH ASYNCHRONOUS PROGRAMMING
8: HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMING USING PARALLEL AND MULTITHREADING IN C#
9: COMPOSING EVENT-BASED PROGRAMS USING REACTIVE EXTENSIONS
10: EXPLORING .NET CORE 1.1
11: ASP.NET CORE ON THE MVC FRAMEWORK
12: CHOOSING AND USING A SOURCE CONTROL STRATEGY
13: CREATING A MOBILE APPLICATION IN VISUAL STUDIO
14: WRITING SECURE CODE AND DEBUGGING IN VISUAL STUDIO
15: CREATING MICROSERVICES ON AZURE SERVICE FABRIC
16: AZURE AND SERVERLESS COMPUTING
C# Programming Cookbook
During your application development workflow, there is always a moment when you need to get out of a tight spot. Through a recipe-based approach, this book will help you overcome common programming problems and get your applications ready to face the modern world.
We start with C# 6, giving you hands-on experience with the new language features. Next, we work through the tasks that you perform on a daily basis such as working with strings, generics, and lots more. Gradually, we move on to more advanced topics such as the concept of object-oriented programming, asynchronous programming, reactive extensions, and code contracts.
You will learn responsive high performance programming in C# and how to create applications with Azure. Next, we will review the choices available when choosing a source control solution. At the end of the book, we will show you how to create secure and robust code, and will help you ramp up your skills when using the new version of C# 6 and Visual Studio.
Table of Contents
- New Features in C# 6.0
- Classes and Generics
- Object-Oriented Programming in C#
- Composing Event-Based Programs Using Reactive Extensions
- Create Microservices on Azure Service Fabric
- Making Apps Responsive with Asynchronous Programming
- High Performance Programming Using Parallel and Multithreading in C#
- Code Contracts
- Regular Expressions
- Choosing and Using a Source Control Strategy
- Creating a Mobile Application in Visual Studio
- Writing Secure Code and Debugging in Visual Studio
- Creating a Web Application in Azure
Dirk Strauss Publications with Syncfusion
Cryptography in .NET Succinctly
Irresponsible ownership of data is the cause of many leaked emails, data, and other damaging information. Securing a user’s personal information is the job of software developers. If you, as a developer, can decrypt the information stored in the database of the system you are working on, then so can anyone else. In Cryptography in .NET Succinctly, Dirk Strauss will take readers through generating cryptographic signatures, hashing and salting passwords, and when and how to use symmetric vs. asymmetric encryption.
Table of contents
- Cryptography: A Brief History
- Cryptographic Signatures
- Hashing and Salting Passwords
- Symmetric Encryption
- Asymmetric Encryption
- Cryptographic Key Container
- Using SecureString
Asynchronous Programming Succinctly
Unresponsive or sluggish applications can give the impression of a broken or low-quality app. Using asynchronous programming methods, apps can be made to function well even when performing other tasks. In Asynchronous Programming Succinctly, Dirk Strauss shows readers how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create apps that function well even when performing tasks.
Table of contents
- Getting Started
- How Do I Use Async?
- Some Real World Examples
- Use SemaphorSlim to Access Shared Data
- Unit Tests and Async and Await
C# Code Contracts Succinctly
Developed by Microsoft’s Research in Software Engineering, Code Contracts provide a way to convey code assumptions in your .NET applications. They can take the form of preconditions, postconditions, and state invariants. In C# Code Contracts Succinctly, author Dirk Strauss demonstrates how to use Code Contracts to validate logical correctness in code, how they can be integrated with abstract classes and interfaces, and even how they can be used to make writing documentation less painful.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Using Code Contracts
- Some Useful Tips
- Testing Code Contracts
- Code Contracts Editor Extensions
- Tools and Resources
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