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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

.NET 5 is the latest and greatest in the .NET platform. .NET 5 is the successor of .NET Core 3.1 This chapter takes a short tour through the history of the .NET Framework before diving into what this version brings to the table. The chapter wraps up with a look at utilities and tools you will want to have before proceeding with exploring the details in the chapters that follow. We will cover a broad range of topics, including cross-platform usage of .NET, different methods for creating the visual layer, backend components such as identity and data access, as well as cloud technologies.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Explaining ASP.NET Core
  • Refreshing your C# knowledge
  • Learning what's new with .NET 5 and C# 9
  • Understanding websites and web servers
  • Exploring Visual Studio Code
  • Leveraging Windows Terminal