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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 saw in this chapter that cross-platform can be a complicated topic, but we covered the basic use cases with simple web apps for Linux and macOS, as well as more advanced cross-platform web apps supporting both Linux and Windows at the same time.

Web apps may very well need supporting apps in the background, so we also took a look at creating backend worker services. For these apps, .NET provides behind-the-scenes magic for handling Windows and Linux services for enabling cross-platform services. There were some extra steps involved in installing the application as a service, and we went over how to install these apps as services in the operating system.

Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are popular, and although they are not the focus of this book, we explored how to get up and running on both of those platforms with the cross-platform capabilities of .NET. We also explained some of the quirks involved in the process.

Rounding off the chapter, we took a look...