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ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By : Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price
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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 2: Cross-Platform Setup

One of the major improvements Microsoft talked about when launching .NET Core was the possibility of running .NET code on platforms other than Windows. With each iteration, the cross-platform story has been improved upon, and in addition to making sure the code can run on other operating systems, great improvements have been made in enabling Linux to run on Windows as well. In the context of running web applications, Linux is a great host operating system for doing so, and in this chapter, we will go through how you can get started with .NET across platforms. You will learn how to leverage the .NET framework and how to get set up and started on a Windows computer, as well as on Linux and macOS. We'll also see how to troubleshoot various Linux on Windows scenarios, including Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2 (WSL2). By the end of the chapter, you'll have your system ready for cross-platform development.

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