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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

Beginning with .NET Core

Talking about ASP.NET Core without explaining .NET Core is somewhat cumbersome. .NET Core is the framework everyone is talking about, and for good reasons. ASP.NET Core is probably the most interesting API right now, as it seems that everything is moving to the web.

And why is that? Well, all these APIs relied heavily on Windows-native features; in fact, Windows Forms was merely a wrapper around the Win32 API that has accompanied Windows since its early days. Because .NET Core is multiplatform, it would be a tremendous effort to have versions of these APIs for all supported platforms. But of course, in no way does this mean that it won't happen; it's just that it hasn't happened yet.

With .NET Core, a host machine only needs a relatively small bootstrap code to run an application; the app itself needs to include all the reference libraries that it needs to operate. Interestingly, it is possible to compile a .NET Core application...