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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

Cloud storage versus local disk

Storage on your developer computer is an easy thing to understand. Even a budget laptop has an SSD these days, and while it might not compare with the premium options out there, it's usually sufficient for a simple web app. You store your stuff in C:\foo and there are no major worries unless Windows crashes or something similar.

Moving your code to production changes a few things. Your code can still remain in C:\foo on your virtual machine, but the hard drives underneath are possibly configured differently. This is still not a problem, however.

Storage is cheap these days, at least until you factor in other things. One SSD in a laptop might not cost that much, but if you want to deploy a web app running locally, you can bring out the calculator to add on extra costs. Since a hard drive can fail, you need to double up and put two drives in a mirror. But since that only handles redundancy, you need two more drives for handling backup (which...