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Getting Started with .NET Core for Windows Developers

by Wes Higbee

.NET Core is an exciting new addition to the .NET ecosystem. It's a cross-platform, open-source, brand new implementation of .NET. In this course, you'll see how to quickly get up and running developing .NET Core apps.

What you'll learn

With .NET Core, you can now run and develop apps on a wide variety of operating systems including macOS, Windows, and many Linux distros. Gone is the need for Windows. In this course, Getting Started with .NET Core for Windows Developers, you'll learn how to create a variety of .NET Core applications. First, you'll learn how to create cross-platform .NET Core console applications. Then, you'll get a look at the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which is built on top of .NET Core, to build a single app that runs on any Windows 10 device. You'll see this app run as a Windows Desktop app, Mobile app, and on an XBox. Next, you will investigate creating reusable libraries that target .NET Standard. You will see how a single binary can be consumed by all .NET platforms and you'll refactor your apps to use this single binary in your .NET Core console app, UWP app, and even a Xamarin.Forms mobile cross-platform app. Finally, you'll learn how to easily package up this library as a NuGet package with the new dotnet CLI and how to write tests with the new .NET Core test model. The course will wrap up by taking a peek at the future of .NET Core. By the time you're finished with this course, you'll be comfortable building a .NET Core app.

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About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers. Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... more

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