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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

Setting up the sample application

The application for this chapter will be based on the sample application for the Blazor WebAssembly (WASM). This application was chosen because it provides enough complexity to be interesting, as well as providing a good basis for a real-world application. This example ASP.Net Core web application shows us a good example of a Single-Page Application (SPA). In many ways, the application's behavior is more like a desktop application than a traditional website.

When we built a PWA in Chapter 6, Exploring Blazor Web Frameworks, that PWA sent messages to a SignalR Hub, which distributed messages to the server in real time. In Chapter 6, Exploring Blazor Web Frameworks, we installed the application to show the application running as a native application while still posting messages to the server.

In this section, we will create a similar SPA, and using the tools available in the browser, we will explore more what a PWS means. By the end of this...