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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

Chapter 12: Integrating with CI/CD

In the previous chapter, we looked at how both the browser and Visual Studio assist us in developing our ASP.NET Core applications. As we saw, great tools and IDEs help us to build high-quality software.

In this chapter, we will look at how best practices in software development also contribute to building better software. Our example of best practices will be continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD).

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • An overview of CI/CD
  • Introducing GitHub
  • Building CI/CD using GitHub Actions

By the end of the chapter, you will have a good understanding of how CI/CD fits into the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC). You will learn the benefits of CI/CD, as well as what challenges are addressed by applying CI/CD. You will understand how GitHub provides support for building CI/CD workflows. You will also have a practical example of deploying an ASP.NET Core project using...