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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

Deploying through IIS

Probably the most common server for the application deployment will be Internet Information Server (IIS). It actually happens that IIS merely acts as a reverse proxy, directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the .NET Core host. IIS hosting supports Windows 7 and above. It requires the ASP.NET Core Module, installed by default with Visual Studio 2019 and the .NET Core SDK.

Why would you use IIS rather than just Kestrel or HTTP.sys? IIS offers some more options to you, such as the following:

  • Authentication: You can easily set up Windows authentication, for example.
  • Logging: You can configure IIS to produce logs for all accesses.
  • Custom response: IIS can serve different pages per HTTP response code.
  • Security: You can set up HTTPS for your site, and it's easy to configure SSL certificates—IIS Manager even generates dummy ones.
  • Management: It provides easy management, even from remote servers...