Architect and design highly scalable, robust, clean and highly performant applications in .NET CoreAbout This BookIncorporate architectural soft-skills such as DevOps and Agile methodologies to enhance program-level objectivesGain knowledge of architectural approaches on the likes of SOA architecture and microservices to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisionsExplore a variety of practical use cases and code examples to implement the tools and techniques described in the bookWho This Book Is ForThis book is for experienced .NET developers who are aspiring to become architects of enterprise-grade applications, as well as software architects who would like to leverage .NET to create effective blueprints of applications.What You Will LearnGrasp the important aspects and best practices of application lifecycle managementLeverage the popular ALM tools, application insights, and their usage to monitor performance, testability, and optimization tools in an enterpriseExplore various authentication models such as social media-based authentication, 2FA and OpenID Connect, learn authorization techniquesExplore Azure with various solution approaches for Microservices and Serverless architecture along with Docker containersGain knowledge about the recent market trends and practices and how they can be achieved with .NET Core and Microsoft tools and technologiesIn DetailIf you want to design and develop enterprise applications using .NET Core as the development framework and learn about industry-wide best practices and guidelines, then this book is for you.The book starts with a brief introduction to enterprise architecture, which will help you to understand what enterprise architecture is and what the key components are. It will then teach you about the types of patterns and the principles of software development, and explain the various aspects of distributed computing to keep your applications effective and scalable. These chapters act as a catalyst to start the practical implementation, and design and develop applications using different architectural approaches, such as layered architecture, service oriented architecture, microservices and cloud-specific solutions.Gradually, you will learn about the different approaches and models of the Security framework and explore various authentication models and authorization techniques, such as social media-based authentication and safe storage using app secrets. By the end of the book, you will get to know the concepts and usage of the emerging fields, such as DevOps, BigData, architectural practices, and Artificial Intelligence.Style and approachFilled with examples and use cases, this guide takes a no-nonsense approach to show you the best tools and techniques required to become a successful software architect.