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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

An overview of CI/CD

CI and CD are modern approaches to software delivery, where automation is used to improve quality and reduce delay. In this section, we will define CI/CD and explore the issues addressed by this best practice.

First, let's provide some background.

Understanding why CI/CD

In order to appreciate CI/CD, let's describe a typical development process Figure 12.1 shows the development process:

Figure 12.1 – Development process

In the previous diagram, we are showing how we might have a team of developers all developing software on their own devices. The developer changes are then promoted to a systems integration (SIT) environment for initial testing. Once these have been verified, the changes then progress to a user acceptance testing (UAT) environment. Again, after a round of testing, these changes are progressed into production (PROD) with a reasonable amount of confidence.

At some point, the team wants its latest...