What are the steps to learning .NET programming?

.Net Development is a veteran move yet still intact when it comes to developing apps, games, IoT-based applications  Since its inception, the concept has been rising high over the moon any why not as it is available with a wide range of developer tools, programming languages, libraries – altogether used in the creation of robust, dynamic and scalable looking applications.

Is .Net development technology limited to developing applications for web and desktops? Well, not really! When combined with Microsoft Azure, it can even be used as a cloud service platform to host numerous apps in the cloud. Apart from that, by combining .Net and machine learning technology, programmers can easily integrate vision algorithms, speech processing, and predictive models into their apps. It may quite interest you to know that .Net support tons and tons of sensors, displays, and input devices featuring temperature and humidity sensors, accelerometers, and gas sensors. Isn’t that amazing! In fact, I recently happen to stumble upon a post that says You can use dot net in combination with all types of programming languages and operating systems. There is one more important facade of application development in the dot net. It is called IDEs- an integrated development environment. Read more here.

Of course, .Net is one such topic where I can go on and on and easily get carried away in the flow and drop the subject. Fret not, this won’t happen here. The following post focuses on certain important steps that one must learn before you begin working on your first .Net development project. So without any further ado, let’s get started!

How to learn .Net?

Learning .Net is a fantastic idea if you want to make a formidable career choice in the software development realm. The popular and intimidating platform has a lot to offer. Here I would like to mention certain ways or some hand-picked resources that can ease the process of learning .Net for you.

#1 .NET 101 Videos

Since it is one of the leading frameworks, I am sure you will find tons of research papers, books, articles, news publishings and tutorial-based videos regarding the topic. It may quite interest you to know that the .Net team has developed more than 100 videos in regards to different variations such as C#, .NET, desktop apps, ASP.NET web apps, learning containers and Docker, etc. Check out Youtube and Channel 9 for the On.Net show, Azure Friday and Cloud-Native Show.

#2 Take one step at a time

Another thing that must be taken into consideration is that there is a lot to take in so don’t just swallow it all, chew every bite properly. Decide on one specific technology, what you want to learn first – .NET Core, .NET Framework, and .NET for mobile app development. It is pretty good to start off with something that comes in your interest. After that, nothing can stop you from craving more.

#3 Take a course

Much like helpful videos, there are a plethora of courses available which can assist you well in practicing your skills. Courses such as Learn .NET by Microsoft, C# and .Net programming by LinkedIn Learning, C# for Beginners – Coding From Scratch (.NET Core) by Udemy, etc. Plus, you must refer to books such as C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0: Modern Cross-Platform Development and C# 9 and .NET 5: Modern Cross-Platform Development by Mark J. Price, Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core by Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japiske, and so forth.

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In a nutshell,

Studying these technologies, the learning process of dealing with these famous platforms is never-ending! Also, we are fortunate enough to have resources all by our sides, all you have to do is pick the right one and nothing can stop you from pursuing web development as a successful career.