ASP.NET vNext aka ASP.NET 5 : Top 10 features you need to know

ASP.NET vNext aka ASP.NET 5 : Top 10 features you need to know

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ASP.NET 5 is a new open-source and cross-platform framework for building modern cloud-based Web applications using .NET. We built it from the ground up to provide an optimized development framework for apps that are either deployed to the cloud or run on-premises. It consists of modular components with minimal overhead, so you retain flexibility while constructing your solutions. You can develop and run your ASP.NET 5 applications cross-platform on Windows, Mac and Linux. ASP.NET 5 is fully open source on GitHub.

ASP.NET vNext aka ASP.NET 5 : Top 10 features you need to know

ASP.NET vNext Common Language Runtime

It unites technologies like ASP.NET MVC and Web API into a single programming model and will be cross platform.

ASP.NET 5 only supports C# and Visual Basic is left behind. Click To Tweet

There are no plans to support VB in ASP.NET 5 in terms of compilation, project templates, and other tools.

In summary, with ASP.NET 5 you gain the following foundation improvements. So here are the top 10 features you need to know about ASP.NET vNext or ASP.NET 5 :

#01. Open source and community focused

#02. Ability to host on IIS or self-host in your own process

#03. Built on .NET Core, which supports true side-by-side app versioning

#04. New light-weight and modular HTTP request pipeline & Ships entirely as NuGet packages

#05. Integrated support for creating and using NuGet packages

#06. Single aligned web stack for Web UI and Web APIs

#07. Cloud-ready environment-based configuration

#08. Built-in support for dependency injection

#09. New tooling that simplifies modern web development

#10. Build and run cross-platform ASP.NET apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

ASP.NET 5 is designed to integrate seamlessly with a variety of client-side frameworks, including AngularJS, KnockoutJS and Bootstrap. Click To Tweet

So that’s it guys for now. I believe, I was able to throw some light on features of ASP.NET 5 with the help of this article.

Update: ASP.NET 5 has been renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0

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