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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

Running ASP.NET Core in a container

In this section, we will create a simple ASP.NET Core application that accesses our Redis container. We will then run the application in a container. The majority of this we will do from the command line, but we will jump into Visual Studio to show some of the great tooling available:

  1. The first step is to create a new directory and create a basic .NET web application. In the following Figure 9.18, we can see what ASP.NET projects are available by using the dotnet new ASP.NET -l command:

    Figure 9.18 – dotnet new ASP.NET -l

  2. Next, we need to create a folder for our solution with the mkdir Chap9 command and create an empty solution with the dotnet new sln command as shown in Figure 9.19:

    Figure 9.19 – dotnet new sln

  3. Then we create another folder within the previous one called web with the mkdir web command. Remember to change directory, for example, using cd web, into the created folder. Create a new ASP.NET Core Empty project...