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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


In this chapter, we've learned about the concepts behind the different types of Blazor hosting model. We've identified the goal of the application that we are going to build while learning about Blazor, and we've identified the various technologies needed to reach it. We started creating the backend application using the ASP.NET Core API, and we saw how we can easily configure test data, without having to set up a real database, using Entity Framework Core's in-memory provider feature. This enables us to easily spin up data-driven applications when doing proof-of-concept (POC) projects. We also learned how to create simple REST Web APIs to serve data and learned how to configure SignalR to perform real-time updates. Understanding the basic concepts of the technologies and frameworks used in this chapter is very important to successfully working with real applications.

We've learned that both of the Blazor models we saw in this chapter are great...