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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

Getting started

Previous versions of .NET had a relatively simple configuration system, where all settings went into Extensible Markup Language (XML) files with the .config extension. There was a basic schema that could handle both system settings and untyped key-value pairs, but they were all strings. There was also some degree of inheritance, as some of the settings could be defined machine-wide and then overridden per application, and even in virtual applications underneath an Internet Information Services (IIS) application. It was possible to define custom sections with typed settings and complex structures by writing and registering .NET classes.

However, as convenient as this would seem, it turns out it had its limitations—namely, the following:

  • Only XML files were supported; it was not possible to have other configuration sources out of the box.
  • It was difficult to have different configuration files/configuration sections per...