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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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The new .NET

The new ASP.NET and the .NET Framework that it relies upon were rewritten to be open source and cross-platform. This work was called ASP.NET 5 while in development, but this has since been renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0 to reflect that it's a new product with a stripped down set of features. Similarly, .NET Core 5 is now .NET Core 1.0, and Entity Framework 7 is now Entity Framework Core 1.0.

The web application framework that was called ASP.NET MVC has been merged into ASP.NET Core, although it's a package that can be added like any other dependency. The latest version of MVC is 6 and, along with Web API 2, this has been combined into a single product, called ASP.NET Core. MVC and Web API aren't normally referred to directly any more ...

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