Master ASP.NET Core hands-on: from architecture through deployment and beyond
Throughout, you’ll discover how to deliver state-of-the-art software faster and more repeatably than ever before.
Three leading Microsoft MVPs show how to:
• Build great cross-platform apps using ASP.NET Core and open source frameworks
• Go beyond MVC to build a complete ASP.Net Core application
• Create builds on Day One and quickly deploy viable products
• Integrate Azure support to gain cloud scalability
• Run or develop cross-platform solutions on Linux
• Establish consistent development environments with Docker
• Access data with Entity Framework Core 1.0
• Generate HTML views with the updated Razor view engine
• Apply the new configuration system and structured logging
• Use identity to enforce security and provide rights
• Improve testability and maintainability with dependency injection
• Choose and work with package managers to make life easier
• Use SASS to write maintainable, attractive CSS
• Make the most of tag helpers and other reusable components
• Test web apps efficiently using xUnit.net and Jasmine
• Design, organize, and refactor apps to smoothly accommodate change
Get all code samples, including complete apps, at: https://aka.ms/ASPCoreAppDev/downloads
About the Author
James Chambers, a five-time Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies, currently develops with ASP.NET Core and the MVC Framework running on Azure and AWS. He is an independent consultant, mentor and active blogger and contributes to several open source projects.
David Paquette, a four-time Microsoft MVP, is a software developer and independent consultant. He has extensive experience using .NET to build both web-based and Windows applications; deep software engineering knowledge, and a passion for quality user experiences.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Highly recommended for understanding modern professional 2017 application development
I'm so glad I found this book! It should be called "Application Development - all the details you need to know" because it's really all about developing a modern application from scratch using a team approach (even if you are a team of 1). I highly recommend it as the first book to read on application development in 2017. This is absolutely the book you should start with... even if you don't know if you want to do ASP.NET Core or Azure. It should be required reading for all programmer and students that want to understand modern programming. It talks about a lot of the subjects, including all the client side technologies, plus other considerations, like cache, that you will need to know and tells you what works, what's up and coming, and what is outdated and why.
Don't worry if you don't understand everything. Read it through once, and take notes on the technologies you need to learn - it will really help you get the big picture. Then go to Pluralsight or Udemy or one of the other training sites and look at the Prerequisites you are going to need for each of the technologies. It took me days just to write down all the things I needed to learn and figure out the order to do what I wanted to do. I kept highlighting sections of the text and putting margin notes saying "use this" and "don't use this" as they talk you through the process of putting together and team, deciding on the technologies to use, and writing the application, testing it, and putting it up on the web.
This book teaches application development through the eyes of a team going through the steps in a programming project, it isn't really a follow-along coding book on asp.net core, or in-depth reference on asp.net core. If that is what you are looking for then buy something else or take one of the online courses. But do you even know if that is what you really want to learn, or if you are up to speed on all the prerequisites? Read this book first before doing anything else. It's a fun easy to read book that won't take that long, well worth your time unless you are already an advanced asp.net mvc programmer.
I agree that the book is a little out of order. And there are a few areas where the 3 authors seem to disagree slightly. And I think the book should have some sort of flow chart in the beginning that follows through the book so you can visually see how each section of each chapter fits into the big picture... I intend to create this for myself and then read the book a second time. There is just so much information in this book and ASP.NET Core is a part of what they talk about, but there is so much more they consider in writing a quality application. For example, which add-ins you need for Visual Studio, or what to use if you aren't going to use Visual Studio.
Just read it. Highly recommended even if you aren't doing ASP.NET Core. I have a much better and more accurate picture of how everything fits together and the process of creating an application now that I've read it.
If you actually read all of the book, you know that it's worth more than 3 stars just for the education on how to write an quality modern application. Sure it might be a 3 star ASP.NET Core book because it doesn't let you program along with it, and skips around. But if it were named more accurately it would be a 5 star book, one that everyone should read if they want to write quality applications without taking months sifting through the web to figure out which of the technologies to use and how to write it.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Hard to follow
By Gary Bushey
This book is quite hard to follow. It is like they are trying to tell a story but that makes it hard to find the information you need. They put chapters on Azure, Containers, and Cross-Platform before chapters like Entity Framework, Views, and Configuration which can really confuse people as these are more advanced concepts and, IMHO, should appear towards the end of the book.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
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Great book to get you up to speed with the powerful new ASP.NET Core!
By R. Zelt
This book is well written and well planned to give the reader a good foundation of understanding and real world scenarios to better understand the new world of ASP.NET Core. ASP.NET Core brings a powerful set of new tools, but also a lot of changes to the old ways of doing things. This book makes an excellent guide to get you up to speed and provide a rich resource going beyond the basics.The authors have put together a lot of great info!