ASP.NET Core Application Development: Building an application in four sprints (Developer Reference)

ASP.NET Core Application Development: Building an application in four sprints (Developer Reference)
By James Chambers, David Paquette, Simon Timms

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Master ASP.NET Core hands-on: from architecture through deployment and beyond

This book guides you through the entire process of building, deploying, and managing cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET Core. You’ll master Microsoft’s revolutionary open source ASP.NET Core technology, and learn how to integrate the immense power of MVC, Docker, Azure Web Apps, Visual Studio, C#, JavaScript, and Entity Framework. Working alongside the fictitious development team at Alpine Ski House, you’ll witness a four-sprint journey starting with a blank canvas. You’ll see the team architect and design their software, adjust to user feedback, and move through builds, testing, deployment, maintenance, and refactoring.

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

• Use and manage JavaScript in ASP.NET Core environments

• 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 and Jasmine

• Design, organize, and refactor apps to smoothly accommodate change

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Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #43013 in Books
  • Brand: Microsoft Press
  • Published on: 2016-12-16
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.10" w x 7.30" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 432 pages


  • Microsoft Press

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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.

Simon Timms is a multi-year Microsoft MVP, community builder, blogger, developer and independent consultant. His technological interests are varied and he enjoys everything from distributed systems to hot new JavaScript frame¿works. He has a strong background in both development as well as operations, and so drives his teams crazy by being involved in everything from builds to development to server provisioning.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Highly recommended for understanding modern professional 2017 application development
By Pam
I'm so glad I found this book! It should be called "Application Development (using ASP.NET Core on Azure)" because it's really all about developing a modern (2017 book!) 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. If you are a student or older programmer looking to get a Professional job on a Development Team at some company, 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 programming students that want to be professionals. It talks about a lot of the subjects you will need to know (model, view, controller, Javascript and it's frameworks, etc.).

Don't worry if you don't understand everything. It's a "Developers Reference" for people that want to be "Professional". 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 you wrote down. Create a tree of technologies going from where you want want to go from to where you are now using the prerequisites of each course as your guide. At least, that's what I did. It took me days just to write down all the things I needed to learn and figure out the order to do them in (for example, html5 and css and one of the javascript frameworks are essential as the very first step - which is what I learned in college courses, but they are only the very beginning of what you need to know). This book also has lots of tips and cautions and common sense that you may not have thought about.

This book teaches application development through the eyes of a team going through the steps, it isn't really a follow-along coding book on core, or in-depth reference on 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 mvc programmer.

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
3Hard 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.
5Great 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!

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