Difference Between .NET Core and .NET Framework

Difference Between .NET Core and .NET Framework

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.NET is the development platform used by large number of developers to create apps, websites and services on any device and OS, with amazing performance and great developer productivity.

Tons of questions are being raised around .NET Core and .NET framework after the release of .NET Core framework. Hence, trying an attempt to list out the differences between .NET Core and .NET framework with the help of this post.

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.NET Framework

The .NET Framework helps you create mobile, desktop, and web applications that run on Windows PCs, devices and servers and it’s included in Visual Studio.

.NET Core

.NET Core and ASP.NET Core give you a blazing fast and modular platform for creating server applications that run on Windows, Linux and Mac.

Difference Between .NET Core and .NET Framework

.NET Core versus .NET Framework

.NET Core .NET Framework
The .NET Core platform is an open source. .NET Framework is not an open source
.NET Core is cross platform. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems .NET framework is not cross platform. It runs only on Windows operating system.
Can be used while building applications that can run on any platform, including ASP.NET Core for cross-platform web apps Can be used while building a desktop Windows app or working with ASP.NET
Distributed with app Distributed with Windows

Note: .NET Core is a subset of .NET Framework and  is compatible with .NET Framework.

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