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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 cost in the cloud

Computing brings more value for your money than it ever has, but there will always be costs associated with computers, and in business, costs usually need a justification. Many people have a misconception about services being cheaper by default in the cloud than running on-premises, but the picture is more complex than you would think at first sight, so we should explain parts of this picture.

Creating estimates for large solutions and becoming an Excel ninja is beyond the scope of this book, but in the cloud, developers are often the first line when someone asks where the money is going.

Most companies can afford to go and buy servers that you can install in your office with specs that will run either a few web apps or a couple of virtual machines. When compared with virtual machines in the cloud, you may very well think that it's just another way of paying for these servers.

In the cloud, there are two primary mechanisms for billing customers...