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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

Creating the backend application

For the tourist spot application project, we are going to use ASP.NET Core Web API as our backend application.

Let's go ahead and fire up Visual Studio 2019 and then select the Create a new project option. On the next screen, select ASP.NET Core Web Application and then click Next. The Configure your new project dialog should appear as it does in Figure 5.5.

Figure 5.5 – Configure your new project

This dialog allows you to configure your project and solution name, as well as the location path to where you want the project to be created. For this particular example, we'll just name the project PlaceApi and set the solution name to TouristSpot. Now, click Create and you should see the dialog shown in Figure 5.6.

Figure 5.6 – Create a new ASP.NET Core web application

This dialog allows you to choose the type of web framework that you want to create. For this project, just select...