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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

Getting started on Windows, Linux, and macOS

The first step toward the cross-platform journey is to get the basics working across the platforms we've mentioned—Windows, Linux, and macOS. We will walk through this in the following sections, to make sure you are on track with this part of the multiplatform story.


We touched upon getting started with .NET 5 on Windows in the previous chapter, so you should already have a functioning setup for this platform if you followed that guide. Hence, we will not repeat those instructions here.


Linux is a popular operating system for server workloads, and it powers a large number of the virtual machines that run in Azure. It is not as popular as Windows for the average end user on their desktop, but for a developer, there are a number of benefits to using Linux.

When developing microservices that run in containers, Linux is a good choice since, in many cases, you will be able to run trimmed-down images. Containers...