Recently, Microsoft’s .NET Core 1.0 was released which was the result from the need for the non proprietary version of Microsoft’s .NET Framework — one that runs on Mac and several versions of Linux, as well as on Windows. This cross-platform .NET product offers programmers new opportunities with its open-source design, flexible deployment, and command-line tools.The following are eight key facts you should be aware of when it comes to Microsoft’s .NET Core 1.0 and its impact on software.
Open Source & Cross Platform
ASP.NET Program Core 1.0 is open source and Microsoft has left no stone unturned to make it cross platform. You would be able to develop applications on Mac, Linux or Windows systems hassle free, just as the developer community had aspired for.
Faster Development & Deployment
The file system has undergone a complete rewrite and this ensures that you can develop and deploy applications faster compared to the previous framework. When changes are applied to the code they are compiled internally in the background. They also update the running application so you can see the changes without refreshing the browser.
It Was Created and Is Maintained Through a Collaborative Effort
The .NET Core platform was created with the help of about 10,000 developers. Their contributions included creating pull requests and issues, as well as providing feedback on everything from design and UX to performance.
The Main Composition of .NET Core Includes Four Key Parts
The first essential aspect is a .NET runtime, which gives .NET Core its basic services, including a type system, garbage collector, native interop, and assembly loading. Then, primitive data types, app composition types, and fundamental utilities, are provided by a set of framework libraries (CoreFX). Thirdly, the .NET Core developer experience is created by a set of SDK tools and language compilers that are part of .NET Core. Finally, the “dotnet” app host selects and hosts the runtime, allowing .NET Core applications to launch
New Command Line Manager
The new version of the framework also comes with an additional command line tool manager known as DNVM or the Dot Net Version Manager. This command line manager is useful for updating and configuring .NET Runtime. This is in addition to the.NET Execution Environment or the DNX.
Though we have seen early glimpses of cloud support in the previous framework, ASP.NET Core 1.0 is the first to have been developed keeping cloud integration in mind. The cloud ready setup permits developers to publish their application instantly to the cloud, as it supports cloud based configuration.
NET Core Features Command-Line Tools
The .NET Core Command Line Interface (CLI) is the foundation for high-level tools, such as Integrated Development Environments, which are used for developing applications on this platform. Like the .NET Core platform, this CLI is cross-platform, so that once you’ve learned the tool chain, you can use it the same way on any supported platform. The .NET Core CLI is the basis for applications to be portable whether .NET Core is already installed or an application is self-contained.
.NET Core 1.0 supports Digital Transformation
This uniquely visualized and crafted platform for software development is far more than just a new tool for application developers. It represents a much larger shift in technology — one in which you can more easily deploy applications to multiple platforms by using the same initial framework and tools. This is a huge modification from the traditionally fragmented implementation of the .NET Framework across various platforms — or even across various applications on the same platform.