On June 27th, Microsoft declared the release of a project that was awaited with bated breath by the entire development community – .NET Core. With the new release, Microsoft has completely overhauled the existing ASP.NET framework that now not only equips you with greater flexibility but also enables you to gain a competitive edge when building high-end applications.
.NET Core is an open source web framework for developing advanced, sophisticated web applications, that can be both developed and run on Windows, Mac, and the Linux. It is developed on the MVC framework combining the features of MVC and Web API into a single web programming framework.
.NET Core has received rave reviews from programmers and developers who cite its direct support for security, scalability, consistent programming model, and less complicated development efforts. It also makes application deployment and maintenance simple.
One of the primary limitations of the .NET Framework was the fact that it made it impossible to share code across platforms. However, the .NET Core changed that, and it provided developers with a library which can be deployed over various platforms while also allowing developers to import just the parts of the Framework they need for their development projects.
Also, NET Core’s availability on platforms other than Windows gives the entire .NET a much broader set of programmers and the possibility of receiving additional feedback. This results in a product that works better for a wide range of users and makes us move forward to software-defined applications, rather than platform-defined applications.
Being open source, the ASP.NET Core provides you the flexibility to add libraries and framework components as required for application deployment and empowers you to sustain modularity across the entire project development cycle to simplify coding. This translates into better performance, efficiency, and scalability to offer a better user experience in addition to cost savings. Also, the extended modularity and flexible environment enable you to build applications that are ready to be deployed in the cloud.
When your project needs the best possible performance and scalability, .NET, Core offers you the best option as a top performing web framework. Performance and scalability are especially relevant where hundreds of microservices architecture may be running at the same time. .Net Core helps to lower the number of servers to save the cost of hosting and infrastructure.
The benefits of .Net Core in a nutshell:
- Built & run on cross-platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Support for JSON based configurations
- Simplified tools to enhance modern web development
- Single aligned web stack for Web UI and Web APIs
- Support for Dependency Injection
- Tag Helpers enables your server-side code to participate in building and rendering HTML elements in Razor files
- Ability to host on IIS or self-host in your process
This uniquely developed and crafted platform for modern web development is far more than just a new tool for web developers. It represents a paradigm shift in technology – one in which you adapt more quickly and deploy applications to multiple platforms. This is a massive shift from the traditional fragmented implementation of the .NET Framework.