Every since ASP.Net Core was released I have been chomping at the bit to convert my MVC learning project, Northern Dog Site, to a MVC Core site. I started to do the conversion early on but I had too many problems with the transition from the first release and then to 1.0 and finally 1.1 that I decided to wait it until the platform stabilized a little before going too deep into it.
So with the recent release of MVC Core 2.0 I feel that there is now some stability with the platform and the tooling so it was finally time to take the deep dive. However doing a quick search on Amazon I find there aren’t any books, available right now, that contain 2.0 content. So getting started now means relying on the few tutorials on Microsoft’s site that have been converted to 2.0. While that is better then nothing I really prefer reading from a book and working through a project chapter by chapter.
Unfortunately most of the books listed for purchase on Amazon aren’t slated to come out until spring of 2018, which meant I was just going to have to be patient. Well that was until this showed up in my Twitter Feed
This short (and free!) book is structured as a tutorial. You’ll build an app from start to finish and learn:
- How to build a web app with the ASP.NET Core framework
- The basics of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern
- How to read and write data to a database
- How to add log-in, registration, and security
- How to deploy the app to the web
Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about ASP.NET Core (or any of the above) to get started.
It’s everything I wanted in one package. And it’s free. Perfect! Check it out yourself here on the book’s website.