Flourished in the early 1990s by Microsoft Corporation .NET has undergone various enormous changes since then. .NET Framework overpowered the market by enticing developers with the attractive feature in the form of a class library that proffered the developers the leniency of using any language e.g. VB, C#, C++, etc. With passing time, while IT industry faced roller coaster rides .NET Core started empowering in the market as an outcome of the evolution.
Going through the blog further, you will understand that why it is time to move on from .NET Framework to .NET Core.
Why .NET Core Became the Next Big Thing?
Undoubtedly, the .NET Framework has been serving and satisfying the needs of the users but it could not prove its mettle in sharing the code across multifarious platforms. This shortcoming was overcome by .NET Core by providing a library that can be deployed on various platforms. This also allowed developers to import specified parts of the Framework needed for the project. Some factors that work well for this software are-
Did Cross-Platform Feature Cross Your Mind?
The biggest benefit of ASP.NET Core is that it is compatible with various platforms like Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac Platforms. One cannot leverage this facility using ASP.NET Framework as it is only running on Windows. Packaging and installation of .NET Core are independent of the underlying operating system.
Yes, Open Source Benefit is in Line
Being an open-source platform, the code of .NET Core is available at GitHub site managed by the open source community members. It ensures a transparent view between the developers and the core framework. Another feature that contribute to its success is inbuilt robustness. This means more than being classic, the solutions become more robust, modular, fast and extensible with .NET Core. The secret behind this is that it consists of some NuGet packages which help in making the framework more fast and reliable.
.NET Core, on the contrary, comprises two core components which can be added to and extend the capabilities of .NET Framework, i.e., runtime and base class libraries.
Focusing on the Speciality
.NET Core and .NET Framework both uses a shared API which is .NET Standard. .NET Core is a cross-platform and open source framework that can be used for developing cloud applications, or refactoring large enterprise applications into microservices. The reason behind why .NET Core called ‘Core’ is that it contains all the features of .NET Framework and other libraries.
One can well use this developing platform while using Docker containers because .NET Core functions perfectly and easily with the containers. Also, it is highly recommended when high performance and scalable system requirements arise. The most outstanding feature that provides unmatched support is .NET Core has inbuilt CLI (Command Line Interface) for all the platforms it is compatible with. Before the inception of .NET Core, developers tend to use MVC for web and web API for other services but afterwards .NET Core’s standardized approach simplified the development of the web to a great extent.
So, if you want to build apps for Windows, Linux, and Mac Operating System and are open to many changes, then considering .NET Core is of complete worth.