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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

Getting started

Microsoft ASP.NET was released 15 years ago, in 2002, as part of the then shiny new .NET Framework. It inherited the name ASP (short for Active Server Pages) from its predecessor, with which it barely shared anything else, other than being a technology for developing dynamic server-side content for the internet, which ran on Windows platforms only.

ASP.NET gained tremendous popularity, it has to be said, and competed hand to hand with other popular web frameworks, such as Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) and PHP. In fact, it still does, with sites such as BuiltWith giving it a share of 21% (ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC combined), way ahead of Java ( ASP.NET was not just for writing dynamic web pages. It could also be used for XML (SOAP) web services, which, in early 2000, were quite popular. It benefited from the .NET Framework and its big library of classes and reusable components, which made enterprise development almost...