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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


This chapter was huge! We learned about the concept of the Razor view engine and how it powers different web frameworks to generate HTML markup using a unified markup syntax. This is one of the main reasons why ASP.NET Core is powerful; it gives you the flexibility to choose whatever web framework you prefer without you having to learn a different markup syntax for building UIs.

We've covered two of the hot web frameworks to date that ship with ASP.NET Core. MVC and Razor Pages probably each deserve their own dedicated chapter to cover their features in detail. However, we still managed to tackle them and explore their common features and differences by building an application from scratch, using an in-memory database. Learning the basics of creating a simple data-driven web application is a great start to becoming a full-fledged ASP.NET Core developer.

We can conclude that Razor Pages is ideal for beginners or for building simple dynamic web applications as it minimizes...