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If you know the basics of C#, you're ready to learn how to create web applications using Microsoft's powerful technology, ASP.NET Core MVC (Model-View-Controller). And there's no more practical way to do it than with this book. By the end of section 1]€]just 5 chapters]€]you'll be developing real-world web apps using C# code for the model and controller classes]€]HTML, CSS, and Razor code for the view files (for the user interface)]€]and Bootstrap classes for responsive design so that your apps adapt well to all screen sizes. You'll also be able use the debugging tools in Visual Studio and your browser to test your apps and make sure they'll work right for all users. In section 2, you'll build out that set of skills to create more complex controllers, work with Razor views, handle cookies and sessions, do model binding, validate data, and handle database data with EF (Entity Framework) Core. You'll also see how all these skills come together in a single application, with coverage of the gotchas that can occur and how to solve them. Finally, in section 3, you can pick up additional skills as you need them to: create custom tag helpers and view components; authenticate and authorize users; use dependency injection to automate testing; and use Visual Studio Code. All along the way, you'll get complete web apps that show you how each feature works in context (you can download these for free from the Murach website). You'll get chapter exercises that let you practice your new skills. And you'll get Murach's distinctive paired-pages format that presents each skill in a 2-page spread, full of examples, notes, and explanation]€]a format that developers praise because it saves them both training and reference time.