Advanced C# 7 Collections

by Simon Robinson

Learn to use the full range of Microsoft collections, from lists and dictionaries to sets, queues, and concurrent and immutable collections. This course will explore the principles of ensuring code with collections is scalable and robust.

What you'll learn

Understanding how to use collections properly is a vital part in writing effective C# applications. In this course, Advanced C# Collections, you'll learn how to use the full range of Microsoft collections and understand how to ensure collection elements are unique using sets, along with customizing dictionary key lookup and sorting of elements. First, you’ll develop an understanding of the principles of collection scalability, which is important to ensure performance stays acceptable when dealing with very large collections. Then, you'll discover how to make your code around collections more robust by using collection interfaces to decouple code, and read-only and immutable collections to protect your data. Finally, you'll delve into using collections in a multi-threaded scenario using the concurrent collections. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge needed to effectively choose the most appropriate collection for any reasonable situation, and leverage that collection following good practices.

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About the author

Simon Robinson first cut his developer teeth in the early 1980s writing a scheduling system in BBC Basic(!) for his local college. Since then, his programming career has spanned industries ranging from academic research to telecoms to finance, and many computer languages such as C++, C# and Python, as well as writing front-end and back-end code for Windows and Web. He believes knowledge is to be shared, and has written or co-written more than a dozen books for professional programmers, includin... more

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