2 votesstarted · AdminTerri Morton (ASP.NET Website Manager, Microsoft ASP.NET Future Feature Feedback) responded
Thanks for the feedback! We checked in with the author and there are two free chapters available here: http://app.deviq.com/courses/aspnet-core-quick-start
The free chapters also require the visitor to create a student account, but they do not require any payment information. The author is going to update the aspnetcorequickstart.com website to better highlight the free chapters.