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This project is part of the liveProject series Moving to C#
Basic knowledge of a programming language other than C# • Basic object-oriented programming • Basic knowledge of HTTP API and client-server architecture
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Structure apps with namespaces and classes • Use HttpClient to make API requests
Alejandro Saez
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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Hit the ground running with C# by rapidly prototyping a data retrieval app. As a new developer at Ground Truth Consulting, you'll build a proof of concept to streamline legislative monitoring. Tap into .NET's capabilities and set up a data access layer leveraging api.data.gov. Focus on productivity and type safety with C#'s top-level statements, and get hands-on experience querying web APIs and iterating quickly.

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Fabio Alejandro Saez
Alex Saez is a passionate technology enthusiast with over a decade of experience in software development. His journey began with a deep dive into .NET Development, where he spent most of his 12 years as a programmer shaping and mastering his skills. Alex’s expertise is not limited to a single domain; he has worked across various technologies, from web development to console programming and mobile application creation. Alex is an IT Manager for a major financial company in Argentina. In this role, he combines his technical skillset with leadership acumen to drive technology strategies and solutions that push the company forward. Besides his daily job, he occasionally speaks at local tech conferences about AI, .NET, and Web Components.


This liveProject is for developers with basic experience in another programming language and object-oriented programming who want to turn their skills to C#.

  • .NET CLI
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Postman

  • Basic programming
  • Basic Object-oriented programming
  • Basic APÏ knowledge

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In this liveProject, you’ll learn practical C# and .NET skills to help you leverage your existing programming skills into powerful enterprise programming.

  • Programming fundamentals in C# to build a console application.
  • Utilize C# HttpClient to interact with Federal Register APIs
  • Understand operators, data types, and flow control statements in C#
  • Use assemblies, namespaces, classes, and methods in C# application development


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