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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

Building CI/CD using GitHub Actions

Now that we have discussed CI/CD and had a look at some of the capabilities provided by GitHub, let's have a look at using GitHub Actions to deploy an ASP.NET Core application. As we have forked the Packt master into our own repo in the previous section, Making a copy of the repo, we are ready to begin.

Our plan is to deploy an ASP.NET Core WASM application to GitHub Pages. We covered the sample WASM application in the previous chapter. The next section gives an overview of GitHub Pages.

What is GitHub Pages?

GitHub Pages is a convenient and powerful way to host a static website using all the power of GitHub, including global distribution, without worrying about hosting. In many cases, it is a convenient way to host a website with information about the repository it is associated with. But there is no reason why it cannot be used in other circumstances. For example, in Google or Bing, search build a blog in GitHub Pages as an example...