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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

Understanding the Razor view engine

Before we deep dive into the Razor view engine in the context of ASP.NET Core, let's talk a bit about the history of the various view engines in ASP.NET.

The previous versions of the ASP.NET frameworks had their own view/markup engines for rendering dynamic web pages. Back in the old days, Active Server Pages (Classic ASP) used a .ASP file extension. ASP.NET Web Forms, which is commonly known as the Web Forms view engine, used a .ASPX file extension. These file types were markup engines that contained server-side code, such as VBScript, VB.NET, or C#, which were processed by the web server (IIS) to output HTML in the browser. A few years later, after ASP.NET Web Forms became popular, Microsoft introduced ASP.NET MVC 1.0 as a new, alternative web framework for building dynamic web applications in the full .NET Framework. Bringing MVC into .NET opened it up to a wider audience of developers, because it values the clean separation of concerns...