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Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core 3 - Second Edition

By : Ricardo Peres
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Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core 3 - Second Edition

By: Ricardo Peres

Overview of this book

ASP.NET has been the preferred choice of web developers for a long time. With ASP.NET Core 3, Microsoft has made internal changes to the framework along with introducing new additions that will change the way you approach web development. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to help you make the most of the latest features in the framework, right from gRPC and conventions to Blazor, which has a new chapter dedicated to it. You’ll begin with an overview of the essential topics, exploring the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, various platforms, dependencies, and frameworks. Next, you’ll learn how to set up and configure the MVC environment, before delving into advanced routing options. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with controllers and actions to process requests, and later understand how to create HTML inputs for models. Moving on, you'll discover the essential aspects of syntax and processes when working with Razor. You'll also get up to speed with client-side development and explore the testing, logging, scalability, and security aspects of ASP.NET Core. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy ASP.NET Core to several environments, such as Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Docker. By the end of the book, you’ll be well versed in development in ASP.NET Core and will have a deep understanding of how to interact with the framework and work cross-platform.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: The Fundamentals of ASP.NET Core 3
Section 2: Improving Productivity
Section 3: Advanced Topics
Appendix A: The dotnet Tool


In the chapter, we saw how we can make use of JWTs to authenticate our endpoints without the need for human interaction.

We now know how to use the Data Validation API to perform automatic model validation. Then, we learned that content negotiation can be useful if you wish to return data in different formats; but, in reality, JSON is the de facto standard for data exchange over the web these days.

The OpenAPI specification is also helpful in development mode to inspect your endpoints and issue requests against them.

Next, we saw that OData is a great addition to ASP.NET Core, especially when integrated with EF Core or any other data provider that exposes data as IQueryable<T>.

In this chapter, we also learned how REST is implemented in ASP.NET Core to expose APIs. We looked at how to carry out model binding and validate data before this. We were also introduced to the JWT mechanism for authorizing endpoints and how to carry out versioning...