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ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5

By : Valerio De Sanctis
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ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5

By: Valerio De Sanctis

Overview of this book

Become fluent in both frontend and backend web development by combining the impressive capabilities of ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5 from project setup right through the deployment phase. Full-stack web development means being able to work on both the frontend and backend portions of an application. The frontend is the part that users will see or interact with, while the backend is the underlying engine, that handles the logical flow: server configuration, data storage and retrieval, database interactions, user authentication, and more. Use the ASP.NET Core MVC framework to implement the backend with API calls and server-side routing. Learn how to put the frontend together using top-notch Angular 5 features such as two-way binding, Observables, and Dependency Injection, build the Data Model with Entity Framework Core, style the frontend with CSS/LESS for a responsive and mobile-friendly UI, handle user input with Forms and Validators, explore different authentication techniques, including the support for third-party OAuth2 providers such as Facebook, and deploy the application using Windows Server, SQL Server, and the IIS/Kestrel reverse proxy.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


Eventually, our journey through ASP.NET Core and Angular has come to an end. Our last effort was to get our native web application ready to be published into a production environment, where it can be checked by the product owner as the potentially shippable product it now definitely is.

The first thing we did was to change the underlying database from localDb to a real SQL Server instance. For the sake of simplicity, we chose to install SQL Server 2017 Express, which is freely available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. We briefly installed it, along with the SQL Server Management Studio tools and then we used the latter to properly configure the former: creating the database, adding the login credentials and doing what it takes to make our application able to connect using a standard connection string. We also took advantage of the ASP.NET Core default pattern to handle multiple environments--Development and Production--which we used to conditionally replace the localDb...