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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

Understanding the gRPC framework

gRPC is a relatively new framework for Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) that has bindings to .NET Core. Put simply, it allows structured, high-performance, type-safe communication between a client and a server in multiple languages (including C#, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, Dart, and PHP). ASP.NET Core 3 includes an implementation of gRPC.

gRPC was created by Google but is now open source and uses modern standards, such as HTTP/2 for data transmission and Protocol Buffers for the serialization of content. This section does not aim to provide in-depth coverage of gRPC, but it should be enough to get you started!

First, in order to use it with ASP.NET Core, we need the NuGet Grpc.AspNetCoremetapackage. Both Visual Studio and thedotnettool can create a template project for gRPC:

          dotnet new grpc

You can have a look at the generated code before we get started.

Interface definition...