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Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2017

Using .NET Core and Modern JavaScript Frameworks

Authors: Japikse, Philip, Grossnicklaus, Kevin, Dewey, Ben

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  • Teaches you how to build web applications and deploy them on multiple platforms using Visual Studio 2017
  • Compares and contrasts several development frameworks so that you can select the best one for your needs
  • Covers ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, TypeScript, Angular 2, React, and more
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Learn how to build web applications from three Microsoft MVPs. After building the data application layer using Entity Framework Core and a RESTful service using ASP.NET Core, you will then build the client side web application three ways: first, using ASP.NET Core, then using Angular 2, and, finally, using React.  You will be able to compare and contrast these UI frameworks and select the best one for your needs.

.NET Core is a complete rewrite of the popular .NET and its related frameworks. While many concepts are similar between .NET Core and the .NET 4.6 framework, there are revolutionary changes as well, including updates to Entity Framework Core and ASP.NET Core. The first section of this book covers the three main parts of building applications with C#: Entity Framework, ASP.NET Core Services, and ASP.NET Core Web Applications. 

There is also an explosion in popularity of JavaScript frameworks for client side development, and the authors cover two of the most popular UI frameworks. Start with TypeScript for developing clean JavaScript, along with a client side build tool such as Gulp, Grunt, and WebPack. Using the same data access layer and RESTful service from the .NET Core application, you can rebuild the UI using Angular 2. Then, repeat the process using React, for a true comparison of building client side applications using ASP.NET Core, Angular 2, and React. 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of .NET Core and what that means to the traditional .NET developer
  • Build a data access layer with Entity Framework Core, a RESTful service with ASP.NET Core MVC, and a website with ASP.NET Core MVC and Bootstrap
  • Automate many build tasks with client side build utilities

Who This Book Is For

Intermediate to advanced .NET developers

About the authors

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An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of best selling "C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework", the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning. During the day, Phil works as an Enterprise Consultant and Agile Coach for large to medium firms throughout the US. Phil enjoys to learn new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on his blog, or on Twitter @skimedic.

<Kevin Grossnicklaus At one point in his career Kevin was the youngster on most development teams.  He got his start developing with Visual Studio and managed .NET code during the early beta cycles in 2001.  In 2009, Kevin started his own software product development firm called ArchitectNow (www.architectnow.net).  At ArchitectNow, Kevin and his team specialize in a wide variety of tools while delivering applications across a variety of cloud and mobile platforms.   Born in rural Nebraska, Kevin has spent the last 20 years in St. Louis, Missouri where he lives with his wife Lynda and their three daughters: Alexis, Emily, and Hanna. He is an avid guitar player, fly fisherman, home brewer, and gamer (including everything from retro arcade games, to board games, to role playing games).  When not spending time on any of those hobbies he waits patiently for a second season of Firefly.


Ben Dewey is a former Microsoft MVP, and published author with over 18 years of experience writing applications and continually striving to create SOLID applications of the highest craftsmanship while paying special attention to clean User Experiences (UX). Ben is currently Creative Director at Tallan, Inc. and consults regularly in New York City and around the country on web- and cloud-based technologies. He has also worked to deploy numerous high-quality, engaging apps to the Windows Store. When he’s not consulting, Ben is busy training, mentoring, blogging, and speaking at various conferences and community events around the country. Outside of work, Ben spends most of his time playing with his three young kids, working around the house, or, if it’s windy, kite surfing. You can find Ben online on Twitter (@bendewey), StackOverflow, GitHub, or on his blog at http://bendewey.com/.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introducing Entity Framework Core

    Japikse, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 3-48

  • Building the Data Access Layer with Entity Framework Core

    Japikse, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 49-82

  • Building the RESTful Service with ASP.NET Core MVC Services

    Japikse, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 83-118

  • Introducing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications

    Japikse, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 119-156

  • Building the SpyStore Application with ASP.NET Core MVC

    Japikse, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 157-207

Buy this book

eBook £26.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2478-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £33.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2477-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2017
Book Subtitle
Using .NET Core and Modern JavaScript Frameworks
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Philip Japikse, Kevin Grossnicklaus and Ben Dewey
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2478-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2478-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2477-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 393
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
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