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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 looked at using AWS and Azure to host our ASP.NET Core applications. We had a brief introduction to cloud computing, including looking at how resources are categorized as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Using these classifications helps when discussing the different products and services offered by AWS and Azure. We also discussed how load balancers can be used to direct traffic to multiple instances of a website. We looked at how a website can use a health endpoint to respond to load balancers about the state of its health.

We then saw two practical examples of deploying a sample ASP.NET Core application to AWS and Azure. For both examples, we used functionality supported in Visual Studio that simplifies the deployment process. We encourage you to look over the next steps for both cloud providers as well as the links in the Further reading section. This will provide more context around what these cloud providers offer and the different types of deployment.