In the ASP.NET Core series, we are going to go through a detailed example of how to use .NET Core, Angular, and MySQL for ASP.NET Core web application development.
If someone asks: “Why this combination of technologies”, without getting in too much detail, the answer would be:
- The technologies are free of charge
- Applications can be deployed on both Windows and Linux OS
- Production-grade performance
- … And because we can 🙂
What are we going to do in this guide?
We are going to use MySQL as our database. First, we are going to install the MySQL server, create tables, and populate them with some data.
Then, we are going to step into the world of ASP.NET Core Web API development. It is going to be our server-side part of the application. As we progress through the ASP.NET Core series, we are going to use repository pattern, generics, LINQ, entity framework core, create more projects and services to demonstrate some good practices. Overall we will try to write the application as we would in the real-time environment. Furthermore, you will learn about ASP.NET Core architecture and code organization, so you can make it more readable and maintainable.
There are three approaches to using Entity Framework: Database First, Code First, and Model First. In this tutorial, we are going to use the Database First approach, because we want to create our database prior to typing the .NET code. This approach is good when you know the structure of your database beforehand, and we get to use the visual editor which makes the creation of relationships between tables much easier.
After we finish the ASP.NET Core series, we are going to introduce three of the most popular client frameworks (Angular, React, or Vue.js) to consume our Web API. This will result in creating a full-stack web application.
In the end, we are going to publish our app on both Windows and Linux OS, and finish strong by completing the entire development cycle.
- MySQL server installed on your machine (installation guide)
- .NET SDK
- Visual Studio 2019 if you are using .NET 5 (installation guide) or Visual Studio 2022 for .NET 6
Basic ASP.NET Core Web API:
- Creating a Database for Our Project
- Basic Code Preparations
- Custom Logging in ASP.NET Core
- Repository Pattern with Entity Framework Core
- Using Repository for GET Requests
- Using Repository for POST, PUT and DELETE Requests
Advanced ASP.NET Core Web API Concepts:
- Basic Configuration Concepts
- Options Pattern
- Options Validation
- Configuration Providers
- Creating a Custom Configuration Provider
- Securing Sensitive Data Locally
- Azure Key Vault- Securing Data in Production
Consuming ASP.NET Core Web API:
- Consuming ASP.NET Core Web API With Angular
- Blazor WebAssembly HttpClient – Consuming a Web API
- A Few Great Ways to Consume RESTful API in C#
- Using C# and DalSoft.RestClient to Consume Any REST API