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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


In this chapter, we have covered containers and the popular Docker platform. We provided an overview of containerization and what makes containers different from VMs. We looked at Docker and some of its major components, including images, containers, Docker Engine, and Dockerfiles.

We provided three different examples of running containers. The first was running the popular in-memory cache Redis. This showed how simple it is to start up a new container. Next, we created our own ASP.NET Core container by using just Notepad. The last example used Visual Studio to containerize an existing ASP.NET Core application. This example highlighted some of the nice features that the IDE provides when working with Docker.

Containers and Docker is a big subject. The goal of this chapter is to present some of the highlights and background of this powerful technology. Because of the portability of .NET to both Linux and Windows, it is an ideal framework for building containers.