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ASP.NET books

Physical books about everything ASP.NET, including ASP.NET Core, SignalR, Razor Pages, Web API, MVC, Web Forms, and more.


These books cover ASP.NET Core, the open-source version of ASP.NET that runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Docker

Pro ASP.NET Core MVC 2

Adam Freeman

The best selling book on MVC is updated for ASP.NET Core MVC 2. It contains detailed explanations of the Core MVC functionality which enables developers to produce leaner, cloud optimized and mobile-ready applications.

Programming ASP.NET Core

Dino Esposito

This book is the definitive guide to practical software development with Microsoft's exciting new ASP.NET Core technologies.

ASP.NET Core in Action

Andrew Lock

ASP.NET Core in Action opens up the world of cross-platform web development with .NET. You'll start with a crash course in .NET Core, immediately cutting the cord between ASP.NET and Windows.

ASP.NET Core 2.0 MVC & Razor Pages for Beginners: How to Build a Website

Jonas Fagerberg

In this book, you will learn ASP.NET Core 2.0 by building three applications, one using an empty template, the second with the MVC template, and the third with Razor Pages.

ASP.NET Core 1.1 Web API For Beginners: How To Build a Web API

Jonas Fagerberg

You will learn ASP.NET Core 1.1 Web API by building three services that handle data used in four controllers. An empty template will be used to build the Web API application from the ground up.

Modern API Design with ASP.NET Core 2: Building Cross-Platform Back-End Systems

Fanie Reynders

Use ASP.NET Core 2 to create durable and cross-platform web APIs through a series of applied, practical scenarios. Examples in this book help you build APIs that are fast and scalable.

ASP.NET Core Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

John Ciliberti

ASP.NET Core Recipes is a practical guide for developers creating modern web applications, cutting through the complexities of ASP.NET, jQuery, React, and HTML5

Professional ASP.NET Core 2.0

2019 (upcoming)
Jon Galloway, Benjamin Perkins, Shayne Boyer, Filip Wojcieszyn, K. Scott Allen

Based on real-world techniques and workflows, this book skips over the basics to show you what you need to know to become productive with the framework.


These books cover the Windows-only versions of ASP.NET, that existed before ASP.NET Core


Adam Freeman, Steven Sanderson

In this fourth edition, you'll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices.

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, K. Scott Allen

Experienced .NET and ASP.NET developers will find all the important information they need to build dynamic, data-driven websites with ASP.NET and the newest release of Microsoft's Model-View-Controller technology.

Fast ASP.NET Websites

Dean Alan Hume

Practical, hands-on guidance to create faster, more efficient ASP.NET sites and applications, this book offers step-by-step .NET-specific examples showing you how to apply optimization techniques.

SignalR Blueprints

Einar Ingebrigsten

In this book, you'll learn the technical aspects of SignalR and understand why and when you should use SignalR in different use cases.

SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET

Jose M. Aguila

Get definitive guidance on SignalR, a new library for ASP.NET developers that simplifies the process of adding real-time web functionality to your applications.

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET: Harnessing the Power of the Web

Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking, Darrel Miller

Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices, that can adapt to change over time.

ASP.NET Web API 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Filip Wojcieszyn

ASP.NET Web API 2 Recipes provides you with the code to solve a full range of Web API problems and question marks that you might face when developing line-of-business applications.


Ali Uurlu, Alexander Zeitler, Ali Kheyrollahi

Pro ASP.NET Web API shows you how to build flexible, extensible web services that run seamlessly on a range of operating systems and devices, from desktops to tablets to smart phones.

Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

Imar Spaanjaars

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to build rich and interactive web sites that run on the Microsoft platform.

Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB

Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader

This book was written to introduce you to the features and capabilities that ASP.NET 4 offers, as well as to give you an explanation of the foundation that ASP.NET provides.

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Matthew MacDonald, Adam Freeman, Mario Szpuszta

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 gives high-quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft's dynamic web solution.

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

Stephen Walther, Kevin Hoffman, Nate Dudek

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. You'll find thorough and practical sections on building custom components and controls, providing effective site navigation, securing sites and applications, and much more.

ASP.NET 4 24-Hour Trainer

Toi B, Wright

Microsoft ASP.NET allows you to build dynamically generated Web pages from database content. Written by a well-known authority on ASP.NET, this book-and-DVD package is an ideal place to start learning about the capabilities of ASP.NET 4.

Beginning ASP.NET Security

Barry Dorrans

You'll start with a thorough look at ASP.NET 3.5 basics and see what happens when you don't implement security, including some amazing examples.

Security Driven .NET

Stan Drapkin

This book addresses many widespread security knowledge gaps and provides practical guidance & code samples.

SignalR Real-time Application Cookbook

Roberto Vespa

SignalR Real-time Application Cookbook is a practical, hands-on guide that provides a number of clear step-by-step recipes that will gradually enable you to add SignalR as an innovative, effective, and useful item in your toolbox.

Real-Time Web Application Development: With ASP.NET Core, SignalR, Docker, and Azure

Rami Vemula

Design, develop, and deploy a real-world web application by leveraging modern open source technologies.

ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

Jamie Kurtz, Brian Wortman

This book provides technical background and guidance that will enable you to best use the ASP.NET Web API 2 Framework to build world-class REST services.

Professional ASP.NET Design Patterns

Scott Millett

This book takes good ASP.NET (MVC/Webforms) application construction one step further by emphasizing loosely coupled and highly cohesive ASP.NET web application architectural design.