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.NET 5 & .NET Core 3.1 Web API & Entity Framework Jumpstart

Build the back-end of a .NET 5 or .NET Core. 3.1 web application with Web API, Entity Framework & SQL Server in no time!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 10h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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The .NET framework is getting better and better and more important in the web development world nowadays.
Almost every request I get for new web development projects is asking for knowledge in .NET, including Web API and Entity Framework Core.
So, knowing the fundamentals of back end web development with .NET can be highly beneficial to your career. And that’s where this course comes in.
In a short period of time, you will learn how to set up a Web API, make restful calls to this Web API and also save data persistently with Entity Framework Core, Code-First Migration, a SQL Server & SQLite database, and all three types of relationships in this database.
We will get right to the point, you will see every single step of writing the necessary code and by the end of this course, you will have what it takes to say ‘yes’ to all the .NET project requests from any recruiter.
The only tool you need in the beginning is Visual Studio Code which is available for free.
We will use Visual Studio Code for our implementations and make calls to the Web API with the help of Swagger UI – an interface that lets you consume the API out-of-the-box, thanks to the latest version of the .NET framework.
Later, we will also utilize SQL Server Express and the SQL Server Management Studio to manage our database. These are also available for free.
Later, we will utilize the free SQL Server Express with SQL Server Management Studio to manage our database. We will also have a quick look at SQLite, so that you know how to use any database you want.
The back end application we’re going to build is a small text-based role-playing game where different users can register (we’re going to use JSON web tokens for authentication) and create their own characters like a mage or a knight, add some skills and a weapon, and also let the characters fight against each other to see who is the best of them all.

You will learn

✓ Build a complete .NET 5 or .NET Core 3.1 back-end with Web API, Entity Framework Core, SQL Server & SQLite
✓ Implement Token Authentication with JSON Web Tokens & Roles
✓ Utilize all three types of relationships in your database: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many
✓ Use the HTTP request methods GET, POST, PUT & DELETE
✓ Implement best practices that are used in the real world like a proper structure for your Web API, Dependency Injection, asynchronous calls with async/await and Data-Transfer-Objects (DTOs)
✓ Use LINQ to filter, sort, map, select and access your entities.
✓ Seed data with code-first migrations programmatically
✓ Migrate from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5


• You should have basic knowledge of C#.

This course is for

• Students who want to build professional .NET 5 or .NET Core web development skills.
Passionate Software Developer & Teacher
Writing code is what drives me. Creating software out of nothing is a skill I truly am passionate about and I want to share this astonishing feeling of making stuff with you.
I started to learn several programming languages as a teenager and always wanted to create software ever since I first played a game on a Commodore 64. During my bachelor and master studies, I joined various companies, made desktop and web applications as well as video games professionally and was always anxious to improve my craft, which I have been doing for more than 15 years now.​
For me, the most important part of writing and teaching code is to have fun. If certain ways work for you and the results are maintainable and you have fun with your results, you’re doing it the right way. I don’t care if you always use your keyboard or switch to the mouse from time to time, so-called best practices are not always best or practical, I want to teach you to develop software in a way it works in the industry, a way it works for you and in a way that makes you happy. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 10h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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