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ASP.NET Core in Action

Summary

ASP.NET Core in Action is for C# developers without any web development experience who want to get started and productive fast using ASP.NET Core 2.0 to build web applications.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

The dev world has permanently embraced open platforms with flexible tooling, and ASP.NET Core has changed with it. This free, open source web framework delivers choice without compromise. You can enjoy the benefits of a mature, well-supported stack and the freedom to develop and deploy from and onto any cloud or on-prem platform.

About the Book

ASP.NET Core in Action opens up the world of cross-platform web development with .NET. You'll start with a crash course in .NET Core, immediately cutting the cord between ASP.NET and Windows. Then, you'll begin to build amazing web applications step by step, systematically adding essential features like logins, configuration, dependency injection, and custom components. Along the way, you'll mix in important process steps like testing, multiplatform deployment, and security.

What's Inside

  • Covers ASP.NET Core 2.0
  • Dynamic page generation with the Razor templating engine
  • Developing ASP.NET Core apps for non-Windows servers
  • Clear, annotated examples in C#

About the Reader

Readers need intermediate experience with C# or a similar language.

About the Author

Andrew Lock has been developing professionally with ASP.NET for the last seven years. His focus is currently on the ASP.NET Core framework.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH MVC
  1. Getting started with ASP.NET Core
  2. Your first application
  3. Handling requests with the middleware pipeline
  4. Creating web pages with MVC controllers
  5. Mapping URLs to methods using conventional routing
  6. The binding model: retrieving and validating user input
  7. Rendering HTML using Razor views
  8. Building forms with Tag Helpers
  9. Creating a Web API for mobile and client applications using MVCP


PART 2 - BUILDING COMPLETE APPLICATIONS
  1. Service configuration with dependency injection
  2. Configuring an ASP.NET Core application
  3. Saving data with Entity Framework Core
  4. The MVC filter pipeline
  5. Authentication: adding users to your application with Identity
  6. Authorization: securing your application
  7. Publishing and deploying your application

PART 3 - EXTENDING YOUR APPLICATIONS
  1. Monitoring and troubleshooting errors with logging
  2. Improving your application's security
  3. Building custom components
  4. Testing your application

 

Andrew Lock is a Microsoft MVP who has been working with ASP.NET Core since before the first release. He has a PhD in digital image processing, and has been developing professionally using .NET for the last 10 years.