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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

Understanding the role of DevOps

DevOps is often used without further distinction in terms of exactly what is meant by it, other than it being something that you require in order to be more agile. Most people will agree that it is about delivering continuous value by using a combination of products, the right people, and processes to enable this.

We will not be exploring the people and process parts of DevOps in depth as this is, after all, a technical book. The important takeaway here is that if you want to increase agility, you need to have processes that reflect this. For instance, you can have tooling in place for rolling out new updates multiple times a day. If you have a procedure that says every release has to be approved manually by different QA and testing teams, that simply will not work. It fits in well with few and large updates, but not with frequent but small updates.

On the technical side, the term for what you want is Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous...