ASP.NET Core in Action


By Andrew Lock

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Build professional-grade full-stack web applications using C# and ASP.NET Core.
In ASP.NET Core in Action, Third Edition you'll learn how to:

  • Build minimal APIs for serving JSON to client-side applications
  • Create dynamic, server-side rendered applications using Razor Pages
  • User authentication and authorization
  • Store data using Entity Framework Core
  • Unit and integration tests for ASP.NET Core applications
  • Write custom middleware and components

  • Fully updated to ASP.NET Core 7.0! In ASP.NET Core in Action, Third Edition Microsoft MVP Andrew Lock teaches you how you can use your C# and .NET skills to build amazing cross-platform web applications. This revised bestseller reveals the latest .NET patterns, including minimal APIs and minimal hosting. Even if you've never worked with ASP.NET, you'll start creating productive cross-platform web apps fast. Illustrations and annotated code make learning visual and easy.

    About the technology

    The ASP.NET Core web framework delivers everything you need to build professional-quality web applications. With productivity-boosting libraries for server-side rendering, secure APIs, easy data access and more, you'll spend your time implementing features instead of researching syntax and tracking down bugs. This book is your guide.

    About the book

    ASP.NET Core in Action, Third Edition shows you how to create production-grade web applications with ASP.NET Core 7.0. You'll learn from hands-on examples, insightful illustrations, and nicely explained code. Updated coverage in this Third Edition includes creating minimal APIs, securing APIs with bearer tokens, WebApplicationBuilder, and more.

    About the reader

    For beginning to intermediate web developers. Examples are in C#.

    About the author

    Andrew Lock is a Microsoft MVP who has worked with ASP.NET Core since before its first release.

    Table of Contents

    1 Getting started with ASP.NET Core
    2 Understanding ASP.NET Core
    3 Your first application
    4 Handling requests with the middleware pipeline
    5 Creating a JSON API with minimal APIs
    6 Mapping URLs to endpoints using routing
    7 Model binding and validation in minimal APIs
    8 An introduction to dependency injection
    9 Registering services with dependency injection
    10 Configuring an ASP.NET Core application
    11 Documenting APIs with OpenAPI
    12 Saving data with Entity Framework Core
    13 Creating a website with Razor Pages
    14 Mapping URLs to Razor Pages using routing
    15 Generating responses with page handlers in Razor Pages
    16 Binding and validating requests with Razor Pages
    17 Rendering HTML using Razor views
    18 Building forms with Tag Helpers
    19 Creating a website with MVC controllers
    20 Creating an HTTP API using web API controllers
    21 The MVC and Razor Pages filter pipeline
    22 Creating custom MVC and Razor Page filters
    23 Authentication: Adding users to your application with Identity
    24 Authorization: Securing your application
    25 Authentication and authorization for APIs
    26 Monitoring and troubleshooting errors with logging
    27 Publishing and deploying your application
    28 Adding HTTPS to an application
    29 Improving your application's security
    30 Building ASP.NET Core apps with the generic host and Startup
    31 Advanced configuration of ASP.NET Core
    32 Building custom MVC and Razor Pages components
    33 Calling remote APIs with IHttpClientFactory
    34 Building background tasks and services
    35 Testing applications...
    ASP.NET Core in Action