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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

Inversion of control and dependency injection

Inversion of control (IoC) and dependency injection (DI) are two related but different patterns. The first tells us that we should not depend on actual, concrete classes, but instead on abstract base classes or interfaces that specify the functionality we're interested in.

Depending on its registrations, the IoC framework will return a concrete class that matches our desired interface or abstract base class. DI, on the other hand, is the process by which, when a concrete class is built, the dependencies it needs are then passed to its constructor (constructor injection, although there are other options). These two patterns go very well together, and throughout the book, I will use the terms IoC or DI container/framework to mean the same thing.

.NET always had support for a limited form of IoC; Windows Forms designers used it at design time to get access to the current designer's services, for example, and...