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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

Leveraging the .NET framework

Starting with a bit of trivia, there was a time when Microsoft played very well with other operating systems. When Windows 3.0 was developed, Microsoft collaborated with IBM in developing an operating system called OS/2. Windows ran on top of MS-DOS, so it was not technically an operating system like it is today. In contrast, OS/2 was a complete operating system, without requiring you to go through DOS first. The nifty thing about OS/2 was that it included binaries from Windows, so it was able to run Windows applications on a non-MS operating system. Not only that, but since OS/2 had a different model of operating and more advanced (at the time) memory management, it was able to run Windows apps better than Windows itself. Instead of the entire computer locking up when an application crashed, you just terminated the app before you continued what you were doing.

The partnership was not without its problems, both culturally and technologically. The two...