I was reading a book about Web Development that suddenly faced this: deep-dive chapters.

The entire section came bellow:

Part 1: Introducing ASP.NET Core This part of the book—which includes this chapter—introduces ASP.NET Core. In addition to setting up your development environment and creating your first application, you’ll learn about the most important C# features for ASP.NET Core development and how to use the ASP.NET Core development tools. But most of Part 1 is given over to the development of a project called SportsStore, through which I show you a realistic development process from inception to deployment, touching on all the main features of ASP.NET Core and showing how they fit together—something that can be lost in the deep-dive chapters in the rest of the book.

So what is the bold section saying? What does it mean by deep-dive chapters here?

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    Have you looked up the phrase "deep dive"? If so, what did you find? Dec 2 '21 at 17:49
  • Hossein, that is a very trendy word now.
    – Lambie
    Dec 2 '21 at 17:50
  • merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep%20dive an exhaustive investigation, study, or analysis of a question or topic.
    – ColleenV
    Dec 2 '21 at 17:57
  • It's fairly transparent imagery. Those chapters get right down to the nitty-gritty details (so you can gain an in-depth understanding of the subject). Dec 2 '21 at 18:05
  • One potentially confusing detail: "deep dive" is normally treated as a noun phrase: "After a broad overview, let's take a deep dive into C# class inheritance." The sentence here has put a hyphen between the words and used it as an adjectival phrase to modify "chapters," meaning "chapters that are characterized by being a 'deep dive'." Dec 2 '21 at 18:17

deep-dive chapters are ones that go into a subject in great depth or in great detail.

The writer is saying that this: features of ASP.NET Core and showing how they fit together—

can be lost in those very detailed chapters.

deep dive is a noun; deep-dive x is deep dive used as an adjective.

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