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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


This chapter will help you to get a good understanding of the different hosting options available and how to use them. In particular, Azure, AWS, and Docker can be quite useful; both Azure and AWS fully support Docker, so make sure you consider all of them as part of your deployment strategy!

Even if it's convenient to use Visual Studio to deploy your apps, it is useful that you know how to do so using the command line, which is essentially what Visual Studio does.

Most of the time, we Windows developers will be deploying to IIS; so, you should learn how to use the Web Deployment Tools service and user interface. You can distribute the web deployment packages as .zip files quite easily. For users of other operating systems, NGINX is a popular option, with a vast community of users.

Docker is the new (cool) kid on the block; it provides unprecedented easiness in creating containers, which you can then just pick and deploy to Azure, AWS, or other...