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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


In this chapter, we discussed CI/CD and provided a practical example using GitHub Actions. CI/CD provides a better way of getting our ASP.NET Core projects delivered. It is more efficient than manual deployment and less error-prone. Even the simple sample application we provided has multiple deployment steps. For larger projects, the number of steps could become great enough to make deployment to large environments impractical.

GitHub has great support for CI/CD, using GitHub Actions. We automated both the build and deployment of an ASP.NET Core WASM application. The workflow used both commands and community actions. Our sample workflow was triggered by a Git push to the repository, and in the Next steps with GitHub Actions section, we highlighted how the GitHub API could be used to trigger workflows by other GitHub events.

In the next chapter, we will look at building cloud-native applications. This is more than just picking a great technology, for example, ASP.NET Core...