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Apr 6, 2021
1h 15m
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A classic beginner’s dilemma is not being able to solve a problem because you don’t know which tools to use. For example, there are literally thousands of classes built-in to .NET, but where do you start to learn? In this course, .NET Class Libraries: The Big Picture, you’ll learn about the .NET class libraries you’ll use everyday. First, you’ll explore the differences between the .NET Framework, .NET Core, and .NET 5 and when to pick which. Next, you’ll discover functionality provided in read, write, and manipulate data. Finally, you’ll learn the classes involved in asynchronous programming and communicating with web resources.. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of .NET class libraries needed to start building .NET applications.

About the author
About the author

Matthew is a Microsoft and Xamarin MVP from Madison, WI. He has been developing mobile applications with Xamarin and Mono.iOS and Mono.Droid since 2010. Matt regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and conferences throughout the nation and the Midwest.

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Course Overview
Hello friends, my name is Matt Soucoup, and welcome to my course .NET Class Libraries: The Big Picture. I'm a principal at Code Mill Technologies. There are literally thousands of classes built into .NET that tackle all sorts of functionality, from handling web communications, to writing to files, and helping with diagnostics. Problem is, where do you start? That's where this course will help you out. This course takes a tour of several major functionality areas that it'll use to build applications every day and demonstrates the classes in .NET that you would use. You'll explore manipulating data in .NET, aspects of input and output, including writing to disk in a cross‑platform manner, communicating with the web, and you'll even learn about asynchronous programming with .NET, amongst a whole lot more. By the end of this course, you'll have enough of an understanding of .NET to start your journey of building applications and a foundation to build off when you decide to dive in even deeper. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn .NET Classes: The Big Picture, at Pluralsight.