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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)

What you need for this learning path

To start programming the ASP.NET MVC applications, you will need Visual Studio Community 2015 IDE. This is a fully featured IDE available for building desktops and web applications. You will also need various packages and frameworks, such as NuGet, Bootstrap, and project.json, the installation and configuration of which will be explained in the course.

You should acquire :

  1. Windows 7 SP1 or newer, up to and including Windows 10.
  2. Visual Studio 2015 with Update 3 (or newer): any version will work, including the freely available Community Edition.
  3. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (o newer) for Chapter 10, Finalization and Deployment only: any version will work, including the freely available Express Edition.
  4. Windows Server 2008 R2 (or newer) for Chapter 10, Finalization and Deployment only.
  5. All ASP.NET, Angular 2, JavaScript and CSS packages used throughout the book are open-source and freely available for download using Visual Studio package managers such as NuGet, MyGet, NPM and Bower.

You will also need a development environment to follow the code examples in this module, either Visual Studio Community 2015 or Visual Studio Code if you're not on Windows. You can also use your text editor of choice and the .NET command line tool. If you use Visual Studio, then you should also install the .NET Core SDK and tooling and the latest NuGet extension. For some of the chapters, you will also need SQL Server 2014 Express. You can use 2016 too, particularly if you are on Linux. However, you can also use Azure and run against a cloud database.

There are other tools that we will cover, but we will introduce these as they are used. The detailed software/hardware list is uploaded along with the code files.