This workshop will teach you ASP.NET Core by building a complete conference management website from scratch.
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ASP.NET Core - App Building Workshop

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BackEnd Web API
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FrontEnd Web App
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Download and install the .NET Core SDK and Visual Studio.

Note: When installing Visual Studio you only need to install the ASP.NET and web development workload.

If you have issues downloading the installers we may have USB sticks with offline installers for you to use.

What you'll be building

In this workshop, you'll learn by building a full-featured ASP.NET Core application from scratch. We'll start from File/ New and build up to an API back-end application, a web front-end application, and a common library for shared data transfer objects using .NET Standard.

Architecture Diagram


Session Topics
Session #1 Get bits installed, build the back-end application with basic EF model
Session #2 Build out back-end, extract EF model
Session #3 Add front-end, render agenda, set up front-end models
Session #4 Add authentication, add admin policy, allow editing sessions, users can sign-in with Twitter and Google, custom auth tag helper
Session #5 Add user association and personal agenda
Session #6 Deployment, Azure and other production environments, configuring environments, diagnostics
Session #7 Challenges
Session #8 SPA front-end