The success of any web-based application lies in its performance and user experience. Users have a very short attention span. Therefore, any website or web application that takes over 3 seconds to load the page, usually loses its customers from time to time. This requires the developers to create an advanced application that has fewer than 3 seconds of load time into play and for that developer needs to use latest web development framework like ASP.NET Core.
1. Importance of ASP.Net Core:
ASP.Net Core is an open-source framework that is light and works speedily across multiple platforms to deliver favorable outputs. AspASP.Net framework is developed by Microsoft and ASP.Net Core is upgraded version of it. This gives developers a command over the normal flow of the program. Through ASP.Net Core, any web applications, services, IoT-based applications, and backend services for mobile applications can be easily deployed. Moreover, any operating system from Windows, macOS, or even Linux can be chosen for the development process as it is based on the open-source framework. In addition to that, it offers a choice to the engineers in terms of deploying the application over the cloud or even on-premise servers.
2. Benefits of using Asp.Net Core:
Some of the key advantages of deploying the Asp.Net Core framework for your application development are listed down below-
- It can easily boost the performance of the application.
- .NET Core framework is compatible with various environments like Apache, IIS, Docker, or even the Self Hosting model.
- In this framework, developers have an upper hand over built-in dependency injection.
- .NET Core framework is backed by advanced client-side-based frameworks such as Angular, ReactJs, React with Redux, etc.
- In this framework, we can take advantage of modular HTTP requests.
3. Excellent Coding Practices in .Net Core:
Some of the greatest coding practices in .Net Core in terms of optimum performance are listed down below: –
- Inline Method-
This method caters to passing all the relevant arguments and reducing any form of jumps. Although the throw statement by the JIT (just-in-time) compiler is not inline, a static help process is undertaken for solving all the throw statements. The goal of this method is ultimately to enhance the application’s performance.
- Async Method-
Asp.Net Core adopts an Asynchronous programming approach to increase the relevancy, reliability, rapidity, and interactivity of the application. It is completely an end-to-end based approach.
- Effective DAL (Data Access Layer):
The execution of an application is in the hands of the data stored in it. A traditional application framework is such wherein data is retrieved, processed, and finally displayed over the app from time to time as per its need. The applications with this kind of structure can yield benefits from asynchronous APIs methods. It will also help in eliminating unnecessary data. Moreover, the data reserved for display purposes in the Entity Framework Core can take the help of non-tracking queries. In addition to that, filters can be added to the present data so that it is well channelized through aggregate and filter LINQ queries such as Select, where, Sum, or Average commands.
- Top Caching Techniques:
Caching technique is the foremost as well as the most tested way of enhancing the performance of the application. The chief role of a cache is to store any retrievable form of data. Asp.Net Core provides in-between middleware support to apply response caching. Now with response caching in play, all the web server responses can be cached into HTTP response objects and all the large data objects can also be cached to avoid any costly transactions shortly. Some of the important caching techniques deployed for this purpose are- In-Memory Caching, Distributed Caching, Cache tag Helper, Distributed Cache Tag helper, etc.
- Response Caching Middleware:
Response Caching Middleware plays its role by caching the response data. As a result, the caching application will pick up the data directly from the response cache. When this approach is executed, it improves the performance of the application.
One of the leading practices that developers utilize is compressing the response size of the data. When the size is efficiently reduced, it automatically benefits in bettering the performance of the application. The reason being the transfer of data between the server and the client end reduces thereby giving faster outputs. Asp.Net Core plays the main role in reducing the size of the response data. This further minimizes the bandwidth requirements so that our users can enjoy a faster and more functional application.
- Exceptions to be used with Discretion:
To improve the performance of an application, exception logic has to be utilized from time to time. However, the process of catching and throwing exceptions is comparatively very slow to the other code flows which may delay the entire process. As a result, these exceptions should only be used when it is essential. Normally, app diagnostic tools like Application Insights are utilized from time to time to see the flaws of an app.
The correct routing process entails the details with a specific name as well as Nouns in places of verbs for the specific route key or endpoints.
- AutoMapper Functionality:
This practice is useful to eliminate any boilerplate code writing. This traditional practice is object-to-object oriented as well as requires very minimal configuration. It plays a key role in distinguishing between domain and view models.
- Logging System:
A well-structured logging system in an app proves to be very useful to keep the consistency of the design thereby providing a definite logging format. A well-channeled logging system will filter the log data, provide navigation as well as analyze the log data from time to time. When the applications are backed by the Asp.Net Core, they are by default using a structured log system while maintaining the consistency of the code system. Some of the best frameworks used in web applications are Serial Log, NLog, etc.
- Refactoring for Auto-Generated Codes:
The .Net Core framework generates a lot of code as a part of its auto-generation process. As a result, developers have to keep checking over it from time to time to maintain the logic of the code. Engineers with their vast array of knowledge regarding the application framework are in a perfect stance to improvise the code whenever it is required.
4. Finest ASP.Net Core Practices for Security:
The supreme quality of the ASP.Net Core framework is that it is regarded as one of the most secure framework platforms. Developers too put their inputs in terms of proctoring it thereby following some core practices for security.
They ensure that during Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, a regular expression is deployed at the client side along with the server end. In the case of Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), an anti-forgery token() is used before taking the controller action. Moreover, developers use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for a crisp and encrypted connection between the client and the server and to establish the integrity of the data.
In addition to that, HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) acts as a shield to protect the applications. Developers have expertise in forecasting any possible threats from hackers. So, they ensure that their code is not entirely dependent on SQL Queries. They follow the approach of Entity Framework Core, parameterized queries, validating the inputs on the server side, and using stored procedures. As a result, it helps in preventing any threats from SQL Injection successfully.
5. Why choose Techcronus?
Techcronus is renowned globally for its ASP.Net Core development services. .NET Core is a very strong programming language that efficiently improves the efficiency of web applications. Our development team with immense years of experience provides businesses with a boost and increases their growth.
Now, whether you are an enterprise, a startup or even a mid-sized company, our tailored .NET application development solutions for your organization will become a key factor for the development of the business. Schedule a call today to discuss your requirements for ASP.NET Core Development Services. Our consultants are always eager to help and provide dedicated assistance to our customers.