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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 13: Developing Cloud-Native Apps

No buzzword has been more prominent over the past couple of years than cloud, and for developers, this has been extended to the term cloud-native apps. Looking at the lower-level details in the C# language, you would expect these to work pretty much the same wherever the code is executed, so you are left wondering whether there is anything to it or whether it is just hype.

Chapter 10, Deploying to AWS and Azure, demonstrated a number of cloud deployments. In this chapter, we will dive deeper and go through things you need to understand and consider when building cloud-native applications, as well as reviewing concepts that are central to cloud computing.

We will cover the following areas in this chapter:

  • What makes an application cloud-native?
  • Understanding the role of DevOps
  • Understanding cost in the cloud
  • Cloud storage versus local disk
  • Introducing Infrastructure as Code
  • Learning about monitoring and health...