Since the advent of .NET framework by Microsoft that began in the late 1990s, software development tools had undergone an enormous change. The freedom for the developers to write applications in multiple languages including VB, C++, C#, and much more was the icing on the cake. As .NET came with a class library that allowed the developers to use any language of their choice. CLR or the Common Language Runtime executes the programs that are written in .NET framework. CLR is an application virtual machine that offers memory management, security, and exception handling.
Programmers and developers have always supported .NET as they find it to be a consistent programming model that requires less complicated and complex development efforts and that offers direct support for debugging and security. Besides the developers also feel that .NET has made application deployment and maintenance simple and straightforward. Moreover, .NET abridges assembly on computers with the installed framework. Undoubtedly the framework is popular across the board but, the IT industry, as we know is dynamic. It is undergoing constant change. Owing to the transforming industry, Microsoft rolled out .NET Core with a lot of amendments and alterations. Let us look at this partially-open-source-available framework in further depth.
- What is .Net Core?
The biggest issue with .NET Framework was that its incapability to share code across different platforms. With .NET Core, the developers will have a library that can be deployed over several platforms. Also, the developers can import the parts of the framework that they need in accordance with their projects.
The .Net Core Runtime is out there, released to the open-source community. The community will collaborate with the .NET team and extend and improve the platform. Licensed under the MIT, this open source framework offers developers fully supported, cross platform, and open source .Net stack that helps them create server and cloud applications. It includes compilers, the CLR, core, class libraries, .NET Web, Data, and API Frameworks.
.NET Core is the very basis of ASP.NET Core 5. It is a core that has two major components.