Mastering Visual Studio 2017 – If you are new to Visual Studio (or even if you have used Visual Studio from the beginning) there is a fantastic book authored by Kunal Chowdhury that belongs on every good developer’s bookshelf. The book titled Mastering Visual Studio 2017 (get it on Amazon) is a page turner, and definitely makes for very good reading.
Mastering Visual Studio 2017
The book covers all the angles and I was incredibly fortunate to have been the technical reviewer on the project. Having authored some books myself, I can attest to the quality of the publications that come from Packt Publishing. The quality of the content in this book is true to the standard that Packt Publishing produces.
The chapters that the book covers are:
- What’s new in Visual Studio 2017 IDE
- What’s new in C# 7.0
- Building applications for Windows using XAML Tools
- Building applications for Windows 10 using UWP Tools
- Building application with .NET Core
- Managing NuGet packages
- Debugging applications with Visual Studio 2017
- Testing applications with Visual Studio 2017
- Accelerate cloud development with Windows Azure
- Working with source controls
As you should know by now, Visual Studio 2017 brings developers the new features of C# 7.0. Kunal does a fantastic job of explaining the new goodies in the language. Looking at the table of contents, you will see that the book makes great use of the chapters available. It is impossible to cover all there is to cover in a single book, but Kunal checked all the boxes on this one. He gives developers just the right amount of content to get them up to speed quickly.
I believe that developers should continually keep on learning. It is the lifeblood of a great developer. Keeping your finger on the pulse of what is going on in the world of tech, will keep the spark alive and keep developers hungry and yearning for more knowledge. Never stop learning.