- Learn the core concepts of web applications, serverless computing, and microservices
- Create an ASP.NET Core MVC application using controllers, routing, middleware and authentication
- Build modern applications using cutting-edge services from Microsoft Azure
.NET Core is a general-purpose, modular, cross-platform, and opensource implementation of .NET. The latest release of .NET Core 3 comes with improved performance and security features, along with support for desktop applications. .NET Core 3 is not only useful for new developers looking to start learning the framework, but also for legacy developers interested in migrating their apps. Updated with the latest features and enhancements, this updated second edition is a step-by-step, project-based guide.
The book starts with a brief introduction to the key features of C# 8 and .NET Core 3.
You'll learn to work with relational data using Entity Framework Core 3, before understanding how to use ASP.NET Core. As you progress, you'll discover how you can use .NET Core to create cross-platform applications. Later, the book will show you how to upgrade your old WinForms apps to .NET Core 3. The concluding chapters will then help you use SignalR effectively to add real-time functionality to your applications, before demonstrating how to implement MongoDB in your apps. Finally, you'll delve into serverless computing and how to build microservices using Docker and Kubernetes.
By the end of this book, you'll be proficient in developing applications using .NET Core 3.
What you will learn
- Understand how to incorporate the Entity Framework Core 3 to build ASP.NET Core MVC applications
- Create a real-time chat application using Azure's SignalR service
- Gain hands-on experience of working with Cosmos DB
- Develop an Azure Function and interface it with an Azure Logic App
- Explore user authentication with Identity Server and OAuth2
- Understand how to use Azure Cognitive Services to add advanced functionalities with minimal code
- Get to grips with running a .NET Core application with Kubernetes
Who this book is for
This book is for developers and programmers of all levels who want to build real-world projects and explore the new features of .NET Core 3. Developers working on legacy desktop software who are looking to migrate to .NET Core 3 will also find this book useful. Basic knowledge of .NET Core and C# is assumed.
Paul Michaels is a Lead Developer with over 20 years experience. He likes programming, playing with new technology and solving problems. When he's not working, you can find him cycling or walking around The Peak District, playing table tennis, or trying to cook for his wife and two children. You can follow him on twitter at @paul_michaels, or find him on LinkedIn by searching for pcmichaels. He also writes a blog for which the link is available on both his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.
Dirk Strauss is a full-stack developer with Embrace. He enjoys learning and sharing what he learns with others. Dirk has published books on C# for Packt as well as ebooks for Syncfusion. In his spare time, he relaxes by playing guitar and trying to learn Jimi Hendrix licks. You can find him at @DirkStrauss on Twitter.
Jas Rademeyer has been a part of the IT industry for over 15 years, focusing on the software side of things for most of his career. With a degree in information science, specializing in multimedia, he has been involved in all facets of development, ranging from architecture and solution design to user experience and training. He is currently plying his trade as a technical solutions manager, where he manages development teams on various projects in the Microsoft space. A family man and a musician at heart, he spends his free time with his wife and two kids and serves in the worship band at church.
- Ebook Manager and Catalogue App - .NET Core for Desktop
- Task Bug Logging ASP.NET Core MVC App Using Cosmos DB
- ASP.NET Azure SignalR Chat Application
- Web Research Tool with Entity Framework Core
- Building a Twitter Automated Campaign Manager Using Azure Logic Apps and Functions
- Stock Checker Using Identity Server and OAuth 2
- Building a Photo Storage App Using a Windows Service and Azure Storage
- A Load-Balanced Order Processing Microservice Using Docker and Azure Kubernetes Service
- Emotion Detector Mobile App - Using Xamarin Forms and Azure Cognitive Services
- Eliza for the 21st Century - UWP and the MS Bot Framework
- Appendix A: WebAssembly