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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


In this chapter, we saw that using POCO controllers is not really needed, and it requires more work than whatever benefit we can take out of it, so we should have our controllers inherit from Controller.

Then we saw that using asynchronous actions is good for improved scalability as it won't affect performance much, but your app will be more responsive.

You can forget about XML formatting, as JSON works perfectly, and is the standard way to send and process data on the web.

We learned that we should use POCO classes as the model for our actions. The built-in model binders work well, as we'll see in upcoming chapters, but you can add the cookie value provider as it may come in handy.

As far as model validation is concerned, we saw that it is better to stick to the good old data annotations API. If necessary, you should implement IValidatableObject in your model.

The Redis distributed cache system is very popular and is supported...