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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

Introducing GitHub

In this section, we'll look at GitHub and its support for CI/CD. GitHub is a provider of hosted tools enabling many capabilities required for software development. The backbone of GitHub is Git, a reliable source code version control system. But GitHub is more than just Git and offers online utilities that meet many requirements of distributed software development.


Azure DevOps is another Microsoft service for building CI/CD. In many ways, the experience of building CI/CD is the same, and we encourage you to take the time to investigate Azure DevOps, as it may provide a better CI/CD platform for your requirements. We will discuss Azure DevOps in Chapter 13, Cloud Native.

In the next section, we will look at the different plans supported by GitHub.

Is GitHub free?

Yes, the base services provided are free. For many community projects and/or projects involving smaller teams, the free subscription works well. Let's briefly look at how the...