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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

Creating a sample ASP.NET Core web application

In this chapter, we will use a simple ASP.NET web application to illustrate some features of AWS and Azure. The sample application has been kept simple, as we want to keep the focus on deploying to the cloud. We will add a new endpoint that returns the health of the application. This will be used by the cloud platform, in order to determine whether the application is healthy.

Our suggestion is that you start with the source code in the GitHub repository, as this chapter is more about the Visual Studio extensions than the ASP.NET Core application. We will describe the steps we took to build the sample example, for those who want to build the application themselves:

  1. First, we created the sample application by using the dotnet new mvc command in a folder named Chapter 10 Final. This is shown in Figure 10.6:

    Figure 10.6 – dotnet new mvc command

  2. To make sure the application restored, we used the dotnet run command as...