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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development by James Singleton, Valerio De Sanctis, Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi

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Chapter 1.  Why Performance Is a Feature

This is an exciting time to be a C# developer. Microsoft is in the middle of one of the biggest changes in its history, and it is embracing open source software. The ASP.NET and .NET frameworks are being rebuilt from the ground up to be componentized, cross-platform, and open source.

ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0 (previously called ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core 5) embrace many ideas from popular open source projects, such as Go's ability to produce a statically-linked, standalone binary. You can now compile a single native executable that is free of any external dependencies and run it on a system without .NET installed.

The ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) web application framework, which is now part ...

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