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ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

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

Getting started with Docker

To show a practical example of using containers, we will use the popular container platform Docker. Docker was chosen because of its popularity, ease of use, and its position as an industry leader in containerization. This section of the chapter will provide an overview of Docker and instructions for installing Docker.

What is Docker?

Docker is a platform for operating system-level virtualization for managing and executing packages of software referred to as containers. Each container is a bundle of software and the libraries and configuration required to run the container. The bundle is called an image, and images can be stored locally to the machine running Docker or in registries. A Docker registry is a repository of images. A registry might require authentication; this is called a private registry. Docker registries that don't require authentication are called public repositories, and Docker Hub and Docker Cloud are two popular public Docker...