ASP.Net Framework has been around for fourteen years. This framework has been evolving throughout the years, until reaching the current version: ASP.Net 4.6. I was expecting a ASP.Net 5 version, but instead we are getting a whole new framework. In this article I will review ASP.Net Core 1.0 and its benefits to developers.
ASP.Net Core 1.0 is a rewritten version of ASP.Net 4.6 framework, smaller and a more modular. The most impressive feature of this new framework is that it is Cross-Platform, which means that you can develop, build and run ASP.Net core 1.0 applications on a Mac, Linux or Windows computer and thanks to Visual Studio Code you don’t have to lose time looking for the perfect IDE to develop ASP.Net Core 1.0 apps.
Main Benefits of ASP.Net Core 1.0
- Open Source
- Cross Platform
- Ease of Access
- Modular and Extensible
But, Should you use ASP.Net 4.6 or ASP.Net Core 1.0?
Currently ASP.NET 4.6 is an stable and mature platform, mainly due to the many years of development. ASP.NET Core 1.0 is still a brand new release and it features Web API and MVC . However, it doesn’t have SignalR or Web Pages. Besides that, there is no support for VB or F#.
Still, you can develop in C#, a great and intuitive programming language in which you can build you applications.
Stay tuned for more updates on this new platform!
This concludes Introducing ASP.Net Core 1.0