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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

Technical requirements

This chapter includes short code snippets to demonstrate the concepts that are explained. The following software is required:

  • Visual Studio 2019: Visual Studio can be downloaded from The Community edition is free and will work for the purposes of this book.
  • .NET 5: The .NET framework can be downloaded from

Make sure you download the SDK and not just the runtime. You can verify the installation by opening a command prompt and running the dotnet --info cmd as shown in Figure 9.1:

Figure 9.1 – Verifying the installation of .NET

As part of this chapter, we will install Docker. This may require some additional setup depending on whether you are using Windows 10 or Mac. The installation instructions in the Installing Docker section are written for Windows 10. In addition to the instructions we provide in the chapter, please use...