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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

Differences between MVC and Razor Pages

To summarize, here are the key differences between MVC and Razor Pages:

  • Both are great web frameworks for building dynamic web applications. They have their own benefits. You just have to use which approach is better suited in certain situations.
  • Both MVC and Razor Pages value the separation of concerns. MVC is just more strict as it follows a specific pattern.
  • Learning MVC may take you more time due to its complexity. You have to understand the underlying concept behind it.
  • Learning Razor Pages is easier as it's less magical, more straightforward, and more organized. You don't have to switch between folders just to build a page.
  • The MVC structure is grouped by functionality. For example, all actions in the view should sit within the Controller class to follow the convention. This makes MVC very flexible, especially when dealing with complex URL routings.
  • The Razor Pages structure is grouped by features...