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Want to build Windows apps or business applications? The perfect solution to be able to do this professionally is the .NET Core development platform. In this article, we will be talking about What is .NET Core? What are its applications? And what’s new in .NET 6? We will answer all these questions here.

What is .NET Core?

To be able to probe all its applications it is important to understand the meaning of .NET Core, what has now become .NET 6. It is an ECMA standard that has several implementations.

Have realized it is the Microsoft company that has introduced .NET Core intending to write cross-platform code that can improve the workflow on the Cloud.

This development platform, as stated by the parent company itself, offers many features such as support for multiple programming languages, and asynchronous and simultaneous programming models, as well as predicts everything that can happen on different platforms.

Language Support

C#: It is a simple and powerful object-oriented language;

F#: It is a cross-platform language that supports functional programming;

Visual Basic: This is a simple language that allows you to build apps in .NET even for people who are less familiar with software development.

What are the differences between .NET Core and the .NET Framework?

  • In computing, it has always been easy to confuse .NET Core and the .NET Framework. These are two different elements, but what is it that differentiates them?
  • Both systems allow you to write in C#, F#, and Visual Basic languages, but you shouldn’t think that .NET Core is a subset of the .NET Framework.
  • The .NET Framework was designed for the development of Windows-oriented applications and to be natively integrated with Microsoft products.
  • Instead, .NET Core was designed to allow cross-platform development also integrating some features of the original framework for applications dedicated to the Windows system such as WPF.
  • To better understand the difference we can think of .NET 6 as the evolution of .NET Core, and .NET Core as the evolution of the .NET Framework.  

What’s new in .NET 6 compared to .NET Core

  • 3-year support.
  • Long-term support version.
  • Enhanced performance with AOT compilation, profile optimization wizard, FileStream.
  • Arm64 support for macOS and Windows Arm64 operating systems.
  • Frequent reloading allows you to modify the source code of the app and apply the changes during execution to increase productivity.
  • C# 10 includes language enhancements such as record structures, new lambda features, etc.
  • F# 6 adds improvements to the F# and F# Interactive languages.
  • Improvements in the Visual Studio experience and when starting a Windows Forms project.
  • JSON API have higher performance with a source generator.
  • Minimal APIs introduced within ASP.NET Core to improve HTTP services and simplify the getting started experience.
  • HTTP/3: added so that ASP: NET Core, HttpClient, and gRPC can interact with all HTTP/3 clients and servers.
  • IO files to support symbolic links.
  • Security: adds control flow enforcement (CET) and Write Exclusive Execute technology.
  • IL cutting adds cutting of unused types, is more efficient and ensures correct results.
  • Code analysis .NET 6 SDK includes new code analyzers;
  • Cloud diagnostics has been implemented with OpenTelemetry and .NET monitor.
  • Code build to create .NET from source code and offer builds to users;
    Source generators and analyzers: to achieve better code.

How Can We Help You

Developing applications of this magnitude is an easy thing to do. It becomes very important to have a qualified developer on board, who knows the platform and programming languages like the back of his hand.

We, at BainsLabs, are experts in handling .NET projects. If you have any .NET projects, feel free to share your requirements with our experts.