ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By Andreas Helland , Vincent Maverick Durano , Jeffrey Chilberto and 1 more
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About 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.

Publication date:
December 2020


Section 1 – Crawling

In this section, you will learn the basics of .NET Core 5, including an overview, goals/values, new features, and its history. We’ll also help you refresh your C# skills, and we’ll cover setting up your cross-platform environment, as well as building apps and pages with CSHTML, MVC, Razor Pages, and Blazor (by using a unified markup engine—Razor). Finally, we’ll explain the dependency injection software design pattern.

This section includes the following chapters:

About the Authors
  • Andreas Helland

    Andreas Helland has a degree in software engineering and 20 years of experience in building products and services. He has worked both with the development side and the infrastructure side and holds a number of Microsoft certifications across both skill sets. This background led him to become an early adopter of Azure and the cloud. After building up his knowledge working in the telecommunications industry, he switched to consulting, and he currently works as an architect for Capgemini, where he assists customers with utilizing the cloud in the best ways possible. He specializes in Azure Active Directory and works closely with the Identity teams at Microsoft, both in testing new services and providing feedback based on learnings from the field.

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  • Vincent Maverick Durano

    Vincent Maverick Durano works as a software engineer/architect at an R&D company based in Minnesota. His jobs include designing software, building products and services that impact the lives of people. He’s passionate about learning new technologies, tackling challenges, and sharing his expertise through writing articles and answering forums. He has authored several books and has over 15 years of software engineering experience. He has contributed to OSS projects and founded AutoWrapper and ApiBoilerPlate. He is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, 5-time C# Corner MVP, 3-time CodeProject MVP, and a contributor to various online technical communities. He’s from the Philippines and married to Michelle and has three wonderful children – Vianne, Vynn, and Vjor.

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  • Jeffrey Chilberto

    Jeffrey is a software consultant specializing in the Microsoft technical stack including Azure, BizTalk, ASP.Net, MVC, WCF and SQL Server with experience in a wide range of industries including banking, telecommunications and health care in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Ed Price

    Ed Price is a Senior Program Manager in Engineering at Microsoft, with an MBA in technology management. He leads Microsoft's efforts to publish Reference Architectures on the Azure Architecture Center. Previously, he drove datacenter deployment and customer feedback, and he ran Microsoft's customer feedback programs for Azure development, Service Fabric, IoT, Functions, and Visual Studio. He was also a technical writer at Microsoft for 6 years and helped lead TechNet Wiki. He is the co-author of five books, including Learn to Program with Small Basic and ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners from Packt.

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Latest Reviews (4 reviews total)
Great book to learn ASP.Net from.
I think I have few vides and also few books on this topic. One video or one book will not cover every detail, but I enjoyed
A very clear explanation, with points of attention before going into production. There is no superfluous content, the examples are well chosen. Definitely a good pedagogy. Also I hope that there will be a second book with for example GRPC, unit test, ...
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