ASP .NET Core Razor Pages Worth Checking Out?

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On this episode of Eat Sleep Code, Steve Smith discusses the new ASP.NET Core development model, Razor Pages. Steve outlines why developers shouldn't dismiss Razor Pages before giving it a proper try. How Razor Pages compare to WebForms, MVC, and Web API are discussed.


Steve Smith

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Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He provides mentoring and training workshops for teams with the desire to improve. Steve has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for over 10 consecutive years, and is a frequent speaker at software developer conferences and events. He is one of the top contributors to the official documentation on ASP.NET Core and enjoys helpings others write maintainable, testable applications using Microsoft's developer tools. Connect with Steve at






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    I hear people defending razor pages with that you can use them for simple things. But I don't think they are simpler than the normal mvc architecture. His second point is more relevant as an argument, that you can use them for things that would be better structured and contained by using razor pages instead of spreading out the files thoughout the normal mvc structure.

    But the main thing for me to use them would be if they in some cases could present a performance gain. But I've heard little about that.

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    @bluMarmalade: Excellent points. I appreciate the feedback on the show, thanks for listening.

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