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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development

By : Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi, Valerio De Sanctis, James Singleton
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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development

By: Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi, Valerio De Sanctis, James Singleton

Overview of this book

ASP.NET Core is the new, open source, and cross-platform, web-application framework from Microsoft. ASP.NET Core MVC helps you build robust web applications using the Model-View-Controller design. This guide will help you in building applications that can be deployed on non-Windows platforms such as Linux. Starting with an overview of the MVC pattern, you will quickly dive into the aspects that you need to know to get started with ASP.NET. You will learn about the core architecture of model, view, and control. Integrating your application with Bootstrap, validating user input, interacting with databases, and deploying your application are some of the things that you will learn to execute with this fast-paced guide. You will test your knowledge as you build a fully working sample application using the skills you’ve learned throughout the book. Moving forward, this guide will teach you to combine the impressive capabilities of ASP.NET Core and Angular 2. Not only will you learn how Angular 2 can complement your .NET skills and toolkit, you'll also learn everything you need to build a complete, dynamic single-page application. Find out how to get your data model in place and manage an API, before styling and designing your frontend for an exceptional user experience. You will find out how to optimize your application for SEO, identify and secure vulnerabilities, and how to successfully deploy and maintain your application. From here, you will delve into the latest frameworks and software design patterns to improve your application performance. The course offers premium, highly practical content on the recently released ASP.NET Core, and includes material from the following Packt books: Learning ASP.NET Core MVC Programming, ASP.NET Core and Angular 2, and ASP.NET Core 1.0 High Performance.
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

Chapter 9. Monitoring Performance Regressions

This chapter will cover writing automated tests to monitor performance along with adding these to a Continuous Integration (CI) and deployment system. By constantly checking for regressions, you'll avoid accidentally building a slow application. We'll also cover how to safely load test a system without forcing it offline and how to ensure that tests mimic real life usage as far as possible.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Profiling
  • Load testing
  • Automated testing
  • Performance monitoring
  • Continuous integration and deployment
  • Realistic environments and production-like data
  • UI testing with selenium and phantom headless browsers
  • A/B testing for conversion optimization
  • Cloud services and hosting
  • DevOps

You will see how to automate performance monitoring and testing so that you don't need to remember to keep doing it manually. You'll learn how to catch regressions early before they cause trouble and how to safely...