Creating a cross-platform application

We have previously discovered how to use NAV web services from a console application written using C# and the full .NET Framework. This application can run on all the Windows systems.

But how we can interact with NAV web services from other platforms, for example from a Linux or a Mac OS machine? We can use .NET Core!

.NET Core is a new open source subset of the .NET Framework. It shares a common baseline with the full .NET stack and it's composed of the following parts:

  • A .NET runtime
  • A set of base .NET Framework libraries, APIs that are available on all platforms and .NET runtimes
  • A set of SDK tools and compilers
  • The dotnet application host, used to execute .NET Core applications

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