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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


We started with a history lesson to enable you to understand where .NET Core came from, enabling you to share context with seasoned .NET developers, and have a common understanding of the .NET landscape. It has been a long ride, with the occasional sidetrack and the odd confusing naming here and there. The closing of this part showed how things have been simplified, and how Microsoft is still working to make the .NET story more comprehensible for developers – juniors and seniors alike.

We also went through a basic web app to refresh your C# skills. The focus was mainly on showing the different components that make up an MVC-patterned web app and did not go extensively into generic programming skills. If you struggled with this part, you might want to go through a tutorial on the C# language before returning to this book.

We introduced a range of new things while learning what's new in the .NET Core framework and version 9 of C#. This was a high-level view and introduced the features that will be covered in greater detail in later chapters.

Since this book is about creating web applications, we covered some web server-specific details to give background that will be useful both later in the book and in real life.

The chapter was wrapped up by showing off some tools and utilities that are recommended for your programming tool belt. Remember, the more tools in your belt, the more opportunities you'll have in your career!

In the next chapter, we will cover the cross-platform story for .NET 5. This includes getting started with .NET both on Linux and macOS as well as explaining some of the concepts around cross-platform support.