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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 1 – Introduction to ASP.NET Core 5

  1. .NET Classic was tightly coupled with the Windows operating system. This prevented any cross-platform ambitions, and it was less than ideal for cloud usage and microservices. .NET Core removed some of these barriers; it provides a cleaner API surface and a leaner footprint.
  2. Yearly releases are in November. Every 2 years, the release is Long-Term Support.
  3. Web apps, based on the MVC pattern, are primarily made up of three components: M (as in Model) is the data structure for the application; V (as in View) is for the user interface; and C (as in Controller) represents the components that sit between the model and view and shuffles the data between them.
  4. These are properties that are only intended to be set at the time of object creation, and they cannot be changed subsequently.
  5. Yes, technically it is possible, but it is difficult and highly discouraged. Consider implementing RESTful APIs or gRPC instead.