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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 learned that using response caching in action methods and views is essential, but it must be used judiciously because you do not want your content to become outdated. Cache profiles are preferred for action methods, as they provide a centralized location, which makes it easier to make changes. You can have as many profiles as you need.

Distributed caching can help if you need to share data among a cluster of servers, but be warned that transmitting data over the wire can take some time, even if, trivially, it is faster than retrieving it from a database, for example. It can also take a lot of memory, and so can cause other unforeseeable problems.

Then, we saw that bundling and minification are also quite handy because they can greatly reduce the amount of data to be transmitted, which can be even more important for mobile browsers.

Asynchronous operations should also be your first choice; some modern APIs don't even allow...