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Roadmap to becoming an ASP.NET Core developer in 2023

ASP.NET Core Developer Roadmap

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Roadmap to becoming an ASP.NET Core developer in 2022:

Below you can find a chart demonstrating the paths that you can take and the libraries that you would want to learn to become an ASP.NET Core developer. I made this chart as a tip for everyone who asks me, "What should I learn next as an ASP.NET Core developer?"


The purpose of this roadmap is to give you an idea about the landscape. The road map will guide you if you are confused about what to learn next, rather than encouraging you to pick what is hip and trendy. You should grow some understanding of why one tool would be better suited for some cases than the other and remember hip and trendy does not always mean best suited for the job

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  1. Learn the prerequisites

  2. General Development Skills

    • Learn Git, create a few repositories on GitHub, share your code with other people
    • Know HTTP(S) protocol, request methods (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE, OPTIONS)
    • Don't be afraid of using Google, Power Searching with Google
    • Learn dotnet CLI
    • Read a few books about algorithms and data structures
  3. ASP.NET Core Basics

  4. SOLID

  5. Dependency Injection

    1. DI Containers
    2. Life Cycles
    3. Scrutor
  6. Databases

    1. Relational Databases
      1. SQL Server
      2. PostgreSQL
      3. MariaDB
      4. MySQL
    2. Cloud Databases
    3. Search Engines
    4. NoSQL
  7. Caching

    1. Memory Cache
    2. Distributed Cache
      1. Redis
        1. StackExchange.Redis
        2. EasyCaching
      2. Memcached
    3. Entity Framework 2nd Level Cache
      1. EFCoreSecondLevelCacheInterceptor
      2. EntityFrameworkCore.Cacheable
  8. Logging

    1. Log Frameworks
    2. Log Management System
  9. API Clients & Communications

    1. REST
    2. gRPC
    3. GraphQL
  10. Real-Time Communication

  11. Object Mapping

  12. Task Scheduling

  13. Testing

    1. Unit Testing
      1. Frameworks
      2. Mocking
      3. Assertion
    2. Integration Testing
    3. Behavior Testing
    4. E2E Testing
  14. Microservices

    1. Message-Broker
    2. Message-Bus
    3. API Gateway
    4. Containerization
    5. Orcherstration
    6. Reverse Proxy
    7. Other
  15. Continuous Integration & Delivery

  16. Design Patterns

  17. Client-side Libraries

  18. Template Engines

  19. Good to Know

Wrap Up

If you think the roadmap can be improved, please do open a PR with any updates and submit any issues. Also, I will continue to improve this, so you might want to star this repository to revisit.

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