Hands on Lab: Develop an Entity Framework Core 2 and ASP.NET Core 2 App in a Day

Interested in ASP.NET Core 2 and Entity Framework Core 2, but not sure where to start? Start here with an all day Hands on Lab where you will build a complete solution using the latest development technology from Microsoft. Using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3 or greater) and .NET Core 2, you will build a data access library using Entity Framework Core 2, complete with repos and migrations. Next, you will build a ASP.NET Core 2 web application, leveraging all of the latest that ASP.NET Core 2 has to offer, including Tag Helpers, View Components, Dependency Injection, and more!

You will learn:
The new project structure for .NET Core 2 Apps
Creating a data access layer with Entity Framework Core 2
Initializing data for testing with EF Core 2
Building a website with ASP.NET Core 2
Configuring the HTTP pipeline and routing
Using and creating Tag Helpers
Creating and using View Components
Leveraging Dependency Injection

Attendee Requirements:
You must provide your own laptop computer for this hands-on lab.
You will need to have Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 installed (any edition). Visual Studio 2017 15.3 can be downloaded from https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/. When installing, make sure to select the "ASP.NET and web development” and “.NET Core cross-platform development" workloads.
You will need to install the x64 versions of the SDK and Runtimes (2.0.0).  They can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/net/download/core.
You also will need to have SQL Server Express 2016 Local DB and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) installed. LocalDB is installed with VS2017, but development is easier with full SQL Server Express and SSMS. SSMS can be installed from the SQL Server 2016 Express installer, located here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh510202.aspx.
Finally, you need to download the starter files and Lab documents for this HOL, located in https://github.com/skimedic/dotnetcore_hol/tree/master/2.0.