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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

Building a to-do application with MVC

A to-do application is a great example to demonstrate how to perform adding and modifying information on a web page. Understanding how this works in the stateless nature of the web is of great value when building real-world, data-driven web applications.

Before we get started, let's take a quick refresher on MVC first so that you have a better understanding of what it is.

Understanding the MVC pattern

To better understand the MVC pattern approach, Figure 4.7 illustrates an attempt that describes the high-level process in a graphical way:

Figure 4.7 – The MVC request and response flow

The preceding diagram is pretty much self-explanatory by just looking at the request flow. But to verify your understanding, it might be helpful to give a brief explanation of the process. The term MVC represents the three components that make up the application: M for Models, V for Views, and C for Controllers. In the...