Book Image

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

By : Ricardo Peres
Book Image

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 can use SignalR to perform the kind of tasks that we used AJAX for—calling server-side code and getting responses asynchronously. The advantage is that you can use it for having the server reach out to connected clients on its own when it needs to broadcast some information.

SignalR is a very powerful technology because it essentially adapts to whatever your server and client support. It makes server-to-client communication a breeze. Although the current version is not release-quality, it is stable enough for you to use in your projects.

Some advanced aspects of SignalR, such as streaming or clustering, haven't been discussed, as these are more for a dedicated book.

We are reaching the end of this book, so, in the next chapter, we will have a look into some of the APIs that weren't covered in previous chapters.