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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

Using tracing and diagnostics

We have mentioned the diagnostics functionality of ASP.NET Core in Chapter 5, Views. Diagnostics is comparable to logging, but it has a number of advantages, listed as follows:

  • Tracing operates on a higher level, capturing a whole journey, not just a moment in time.
  • It can do structured logging—that is, it can call methods in the trace loggers that take parameters, not just strings.
  • It's easy to plug in new adapters, merely by adding an attribute to a class; even classes in referenced assemblies can be used.

Please refer to Chapter 5, Views, for a more in-depth explanation. Here, we will cover a Microsoft package, Microsoft.AspNetCore.MiddlewareAnalysis. When it is used, it traces all middleware components that execute on the pipeline, through the diagnostics feature. It is configured by a simple call to AddMiddlewareAnalysis, as follows: