Book Review: Software Architecture for .NET 8 and C# 12


This is an in-depth review article on book: Software Architecture for .NET 8 and C# 12

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Software Architecture for .NET 8 and C# 12

Build enterprise applications using microservices, DevOps, EF core, and design patterns for Azure

Fourth Edition

Co-authored by Gabriel Baptista and Francesco Abbruzzese.

Powerhouses of Software Engineering knowledge and hands-on experience.

𝗚𝗮𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮, a seasoned software engineer, architect, tech manager, speaker, a computer professor and a published academic.

𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗼 𝗔𝗯𝗯𝗿𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗲𝘀𝗲 a life-long developer, Blazor Controls Toolkit Library author, early contributor for the Microsoft web stack, a business owner for a web solutions company, and a product owner for a business process management software.

Topics covered are:

  • Software Engineering and Architecture essentials
  • Design Patterns and Domains
  • Microservices with .NET 8
  • DevOps, CI/CD and Building Pipelines
  • Azure Storage solutions
  • EF Core data access
  • Dockers and Kubernetes
  • Design patterns for Azure
  • .NET Technologies: ASP.NET Core, Blazor
  • AI and Machine Learning

Flow of Information

The book starts with giving you a general information about the importance of Software Architecture, and how you can start with system design and architecture.

The topic of Microservices is heavily discussed throughout this book with a dedicated chapter to learn a lot about it.

Microservices discussion always goes hand-by-hand with the data storage. This book will give you good insights on the storage options and the types of databases between Relational (SQL) and Document-Oriented (NoSQL) available in Azure, with some details on caching using Redis and Graph Database. You will get a profound knowledge and setup instructions on Azure Cosmos DB Azure’s main NoSQL offering, where you can use it to build geographically distributed databases enabled with fault-tolerance, read scale-out and write scale-up with sharding.

This book will give you good insights on the storage options and the types of databases between Relational (SQL) and Document-Oriented (NoSQL) available in Azure.

You will learn about the different technologies to build robust and highly performing cloud-based enterprise solutions with ASP.NET Core, Blazor and Kubernetes.

There is a dedicated chapter on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how you can ML use case in .NET

And this fourth edition includes the latest updates in technologies associated with .NET 8 and C# 12, the latest and greatest official releases of these awesome technologies.

I really like that there are dedicated chapters that focus on clean coding and best practices.

And the book is filled with code snippets, illustrative images and contextual tips that enriches the value of the content shared here.

You will learn about CI/CD, the essentials of DevOps, along with the tools that will help you automate your development/deployment operations.

There is a good emphasis on testing as well, this book lays out the different types and approaches of testing, along with the automation part.

An architect must have a foundational understanding of the cloud-based solutions, between Iaas, Saas, Paas and Faas.  This book provides a valuable insight about these types and it will give the knowledge for its reader to identify the right choice of cloud offering based on the context of the project at hand.

In the final chapter you will get a real-world case study that will help you take a holistic view on how systems are architected.

Final Thoughts

Being an architect isn’t a simple role, you need to be well-versed in lots of areas and have deep understanding for lots of topics, it is not just about being good in writing code.

This book will provide you a profound knowledge and will pave the road for you to become a strong architect.

And the cost?

A tiny investment for your highly rewarding career jump. You do the math!

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Special thanks to the book authors Gabriel Baptista, Francesco Abbruzzese and the publisher Packt for delivering us this massive work.

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