New book: ASP.NET Core Application Development

We’re happy to announce the availability of ASP.NET Core Application Development: Building an application in four sprints (ISBN 9781509304066), by James Chambers, David Paquette, and 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

About the Authors

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 frameworks. 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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