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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

Understanding the goal of what we are going to build using various technologies

As we've learned from the previous section, Blazor is only a framework for building UIs. To make learning Blazor fun and interesting, we are going to use various technologies to build a whole web application to fulfill a goal. That goal is to build a simple data-driven web application with real-time capability using cutting-edge technologies: Blazor Server, Blazor WASM, ASP.NET Core Web API, SignalR, and Entity Framework Core.

Figure 5.3 illustrates the high-level process of how each technology connects.

Figure 5.3 – Five players, one goal

Based on the preceding diagram, we are going to need to build the following applications: 

  • A web app that displays and updates information on the page via API calls. This application will also implement a SignalR subscription that acts as the client to perform real-time data updates to the UI.
  • A Web API app that...