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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 this chapter, we saw that we always use the supplied base classes for view components, tag helpers, and tag helper components, as they make our life much easier.

It is preferred to use tag helpers over HTML helpers wherever possible and to write our own tag helpers as they are much easier to read than code. Tag helper components are very useful for inserting code automatically in specific locations. The <cache>, <distributed-cache>, and <environment> tag helpers are very interesting and will help you out a lot.

Then, we saw that partial views are preferable to view components when you have a template that you wish to render that is easier to code in HTML. View components are all about code and it's harder to implement HTML by string concatenation. On the other hand, view components let you pass parameters much more easily.

Razor class libraries are a new way of distributing static assets between projects. Make sure you...