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Learn ASP.NET Core 3 - Second Edition

Develop modern web applications with ASP.NET Core 3, Visual Studio 2019, and Azure

Author: Kenneth Yamikani Fuk..., Jason De Oliveira, Michel Bruchet, Published on 27-Dec-2019, Language: English


A beginner's guide to building fully functioning web applications from scratch using the latest features of ASP.NET Core 3 and C# 8

Key Features

  • Get to grips with the new features and APIs in ASP.NET Core 3, EF Core 3, and Blazor
  • Create web APIs that integrate your applications with other systems and services
  • Learn to deploy your web applications in new environments such as the cloud and Docker containers

Book Description

ASP.NET Core is an open source framework from Microsoft that makes it easy to build highly efficient and dynamic cross-platform web applications. Updated for the latest features of ASP.NET Core 3, this second edition will equip you with the skills you need to build powerful web applications.

The book starts with an introduction to ASP.NET Core and its features, giving you a complete understanding of the framework. You will also learn how to set up your development environment with Visual Studio 2019 and build a fully functioning application from scratch. You’ll then understand core concepts for building web applications such as Model View Controller (MVC), dependency injection, and WebSockets. As you advance, you’ll discover how to use Entity Framework Core 3 to automate all database-related activities for your application. You will then build and document secure web APIs using security best practices to protect your web applications from threats and vulnerabilities. Finally, you will learn how to use Azure DevOps as a CI/CD tool to deploy and monitor your applications using Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Docker.

By the end of this book, you'll have the skills you need to develop efficient and robust web applications in ASP.NET Core 3.

What you will learn

  • Delve into basic and advanced ASP.NET Core 3 concepts with the help of examples
  • Build an MVC web application and use Entity Framework Core 3 to access data
  • Add web APIs to your web applications using RPC, REST, and HATEOAS
  • Create a fully automated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using Azure DevOps
  • Use Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Docker to deploy and monitor your applications
  • Secure your web application from common attacks such as Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection
  • Explore client-side development using C# Razor components

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who want to build modern web applications with ASP.NET Core. The book will also be helpful for anyone working in infrastructure engineering and operations to monitor and diagnose problems during the runtime of ASP.NET Core 3.0 web applications. Although no prior understanding of ASP.NET or .NET Core is required, basic C# programming knowledge is assumed.

Kenneth Yamikani Fukizi

Kenneth Yamikani Fukizi is a software engineer, solutions architect, and consultant with more than 14 years of experience. He is passionate about programming and web platforms. His experience includes working as a software engineering contractor/consultant on various projects for clients based in South Africa, Australia, the U.S.A, and Canada. Kenneth is based in Cape Town and is the founder of the AfrikanCoder™ project, on which he works on a part-time basis. Kenneth is a Microsoft Certified Trainer®, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer®, and has other technical qualifications. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in finance and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science.

Jason De Oliveira

Jason De Oliveira works as a CTO for MEGA International, a software company in Paris. He is an experienced manager and senior solutions architect, with high-level skills in software architecture and enterprise architecture. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience via blogs, conferences, books, articles, courses, and the coaching of co-workers in his company. He has also worked on many great technical books in English and French. He frequently collaborates with Microsoft and can often be found at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Paris. Microsoft has awarded him for over 6 years with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in C#/.NET award for his numerous contributions to the Microsoft community.

Michel Bruchet

Michel Bruchet works as an application architect for MEGA International, a software company in Paris. He has over 20 years of experience as a senior architect, working on complex projects in IT and development departments. Michel has published several publications on the internet (to be found on SlideShare, LinkedIn, and more). He has worked for big companies in France, including Sanofi, Pierre et Vacances – Center Parcs, Banque de France, BPCE, and BNP. He is also the main driving force and mastermind behind Ingenius Solution, which provides efficient e-business solutions to customers around the world.