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ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By : Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price
Book Image

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By: Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price

Overview of this book

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the framework. This condensed guide takes a practical and engaging approach to cover everything that you need to know to start using ASP.NET Core for building cloud-ready, modern web applications. The book starts with a brief introduction to the ASP.NET Core framework and highlights the new features in its latest release, ASP.NET Core 5. It then covers the improvements in cross-platform support, the view engines that will help you to understand web development, and the new frontend technologies available with Blazor for building interactive web UIs. As you advance, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the different frameworks and capabilities that ship with ASP.NET Core. You'll also get to grips with securing web apps with identity implementation, unit testing, and the latest in containers and cloud-native to deploy them to AWS and Microsoft Azure. Throughout the book, you’ll find clear and concise code samples that illustrate each concept along with the strategies and techniques that will help to develop scalable and robust web apps. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to leverage ASP.NET Core 5 to build and deploy dynamic websites and services in a variety of real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1 – Crawling
Section 2 – Walking
Section 3 – Running

Chapter 9: Getting Started with Containers

In the previous chapter, we covered identity and how it applies to ASP.NET 5. Identity is core to web application development, so we covered several forms of authentication (who you are) and authorization (what you are allowed to do). We covered Basic Authentication, OAuth, OIDC, Azure Active Directory, and Federated Identity.

This chapter is about containers and the popular Docker platform. A container is a package of software that includes code and all the dependencies required for it to run. This technique of packaging software came from a need to reliably deploy and run software from a developer's machine in testing and production environments. By using a container, the same package is used in each environment, which greatly reduces the number of things that can go wrong.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Overview of containerization
  • Getting started with Docker
  • Running Redis on Docker
  • Running...